The Power of Career Development to Create a More Effective, Efficient and Equitable System

This panel will explore the movement led by the Coalition for Career Development to transform the culture of education by making career development/readiness the first priority of American education. Our existing educational paradigm, grounded in testing, has helped fuel the student debt crisis, a massive skills gap, and shrinking social mobility. The Coalition, whose Board includes more than three dozen of the nation’s most prominent government, business and education organizations, believes high-quality career development is a far more promising solution. This session will explore how this approach is already informing the efforts of organizations including IBM, the federal government, a national education nonprofit American Student Assistance, and the Cajon Valley Union School District who have developed a globally recognized K-12 Career Development Curriculum "The World of Work".

Moderator: William Symonds


Jean Eddy

David Miyashiro

Scott Stump

Grace Suh