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Implementing the ITCCI Development Model

One of the main goals of the ITCC Initiative was to build the capacity of each pilot site and their respective state to implement the IT Career Development Model.

The project team at EDC developed a capacity building technical assistance strategy that included tools to help pilot sites and states assess the current standing of their IT programs in relation to the national model and to develop an action plan for implementing the national model. Each site received a customized TA plan based on their needs assessment, and online courses and in-person learning institutes were offered as additional training in scenario-based lesson development.

The EDC team also conducted site visits and meetings with pilot site and state representatives to review the sites' action plans and assist with their implementation. As the pilot sites and states progressed in their implementation of the national model, several vehicles were used to share information and ideas across the project:

The EDC project team also developed several products and tools (e.g. IT Career Cluster Brochure and Speaker's Kit) which the pilot sites and states have used at national, state, and local dissemination events.

IT Career Cluster Initiative


Sponsored by the United States Department of Education and the National School to Work Office, the IT Career Cluster Initiative is a partnership of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), and the National Alliance of Business (NAB) to create a national model and career cluster curricular framework for IT careers that involve the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services.

Pilot Sites

Twelve demonstration sites/districts across the United States are modeling the IT career cluster and sharing implementation and assessment strategies:
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Products of the initiative include:

Advisory Consortium

  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Greetings Corporation
  • American Management Systems
  • American Society for Training & Development
  • Applied Information Management Institute
  • BEI Sensors & Systems
  • Brainbench
  • CACI
  • Center for Occupational Research & Development
  • The Chauncey Group International
  • Chicago Software Association
  • City on a Hill Charter School
  • Complete Business Solutions
  • CompTia
  • Connecticut Business & Industry Association
  • Convergys Corporation
  • Devry
  • DigiPen Institute of Technology
  • ExploreNet
  • Gateway
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • IBM
  • Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS)
  • Intel Corporation
  • Intel On-Line Services
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • Knoxville College
  • Lab-Volt Systems, Inc.
  • League for Innovation in the Community College
  • Macromedia, Inc.
  • Marathon Ashland Petroleum
  • McNulty & Associates
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • National Association of State Directors of Career & Technical Education Consortium
  • National Academy Foundation
  • National Center for Telecommunications Technologies
  • National Governor's Association
  • National League of Cities
  • National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies
  • Novell
  • Oracle
  • SAP America
  • Sprint
  • Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania
  • Thinkquest

  • Trinity Technology
  • WomenFutures, Inc.
  • World Organization of Webmasters