“Technical skills are important, but without employability skills,
technical skills are merely commodities. Employability skills
turn intellectual commodities into intellectual capital.”
– Peter Saflund

Information Technology Workforce Skills Study,
Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections

Project team

Principal Investigator (PI)
John Chamberlain
Senior Research Associate
Center for Occupational Research and Development
chamber@cord.org


Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
John Sands, Ph.D.
Department Chair - Professor Computer Integrated Technologies
PI, Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance
Moraine Valley Community College
sands@morainevalley.edu


Co-Principal Investigator (PI)
Rick Roberts
Assistant Director, SC ATE Center of Excellence
Florence Darlington Technical College
Rick.Roberts@fdtc.edu


Manufacturing Advisor
Marilyn Barger, Ph.D., P.E.
Executive Director/Principal Investigator
Florida Advanced Technological Education (FLATE) Center
Hillsborough Community College
mbarger@hccfl.edu

 

Project Director
Hope Cotner
President & CEO
Center for Occupational Research and Development
hcotner@cord.org

 

Senior Project Personnel
Holly Doughty
Senior Research Associate
Center for Occupational Research and Development
hdoughty@cord.org

 


Contact Us
To learn more about getting involved in the Necessary Skills Now project, email NSN@cord.org