"A community partnership with business, industry and education"


Career Development Council, Inc.(CDC) is located in the south central region of upstate New York, on the southern edge of the beautiful Finger Lakes Wine Country. We cover a three-county region with executive offices located in Elmira, New York and satellite offices located in Painted Post and Watkins Glen, New York.  In addition to our New York school districts, CDC serves one school district in northern Pennsylvania.

This region is primarily rural with population centers in Elmira, Corning, Bath, Hornell and Watkins Glen.  It is home to Corning Incorporated, Dresser Rand Company, Watkins Glen International Race Track, and Alstom.


  • link schools and local employers
  • maintain a resource database of over 6,000 people from our community
  • provide programs and services to partnered schools
  • provide technical assistance and staff development in the integration of workplace resources and skills into curricula
  • coordinate workforce development programs for at-risk youth
  • manage and administer grant-funded programs for youth in grades K-12
  • operate on a regional level, sharing resources and coordinating across the region


Mission Statement: 

"To coordinate a regional partnership that integrates the education system with the world of work so that learners will be successful in the workplace"


"There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in." - Graham Greene

Susan Pawlak
Executive Director
Career Development Council
459 Philo Road, Elmira, NY 14903


Satellite Office:
9579 Vocational Dr.
Painted Post, NY 14870

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