Preparing Technicians Using
The Framework for A Cross-Disciplinary STEM Core

What are the specific knowledge and skill areas that will future-proof the STEM technicians we are preparing for emerging technologies and how do we know?


Ann Claire Anderson, Project PI
Senior Vice President, CORD

Hope Cotner, Co-PI
President, CORD

Professional Development and Instructional Resources for the Future of Work

As instructors, unless we’re comfortable with a technology ourselves, it’s unlikely we will adopt it for our programs. Learn how you can introduce new technology skills into existing courses with brief, scenario-based, instructional cards.


Ann Claire Anderson, Project PI
Senior Vice President, CORD

Marilyn Barger, Special Advisor
Senior Education Advisor, FLATE

Future of Work -
Integrating Emerging

Learn how as a technician educator, you can be empowered to integrate multiple disciplines into existing programs and develop new programs that support emerging disciplines and occupations.


Kristine Christensen, Director of Faculty Development Professor of MIS Moraine Valley Community College


We’re pleased to bring you an extended series of our podcast hosted by the project’s co-principal investigator, Mike Lesiecki. 

This expanded collection of interviews further delves into the crucial discussions surrounding technicians, exploring the challenges and opportunities arising in the swiftly evolving landscape of the future workplace. An exceptional roster of educators and practitioners also share their firsthand experiences implementing the tools and resources developed by our project. These interviews offer invaluable insights into the tangible impact of our initiatives.

This limited series is also available in video format on our Youtube channel, Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work.