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Association for Career and Technical Education
the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers
Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD)
a national nonprofit organization providing innovative changes in education to prepare students for greater success in careers and higher education; also sponsors the National Tech Prep Network and assists educators in secondary schools and colleges
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