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The O*NET Resource Center is home to the nation's primary source of occupational information. It serves as a central point of information about the O*NET program and is the main source for O*NET products, such as the O*NET database, Career Exploration Tools, User Guides and development reports. It also provides the latest news on O*NET developments and product releases, and important links to related O*NET sites.

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) through a grant to the North Carolina Department of Commerce which operates the National Center for O*NET Development.

The National Center for O*NET Development (Center) provides core staff with acknowledged expertise in the areas of occupational analysis and assessment research and development. Under the direction of USDOL/ETA, and in its leadership role, the Center manages projects and contracts and provides technical support and customer service to O*NET users.

The Center leads a partnership of public and private-sector organizations that carry out the work of USDOL/ETA's O*NET project. In addition to the Center, the partnership currently includes the Research Triangle Institute (RTI), the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), North Carolina State University (NCSU), MCNC, and Maher & Maher.

RTI International (RTI) is a leading-edge research organization that conducts applied and theoretical research for national and international governmental, industrial, and public service organizations. RTI designs, implements, and supervises the survey data collection designed to populate the O*NET database and provides guidance on continuous improvement efforts.

The Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) is a non-profit research and development organization that applies the latest advances in science and technology to the human performance needs of public and private organizations. HumRRO provides technical expertise on the O*NET Content Model and in the areas of data collection, job analysis, assessment, and training.

North Carolina State University (NCSU) is a nationally recognized leader in science and technology. The Industrial/Organizational psychology program invokes the scientist-practitioner model by conducting applied and theoretical research to study the world of work. It conducts research to support O*NET initiatives, such as development of New and Emerging Occupations (N&E) and Tools and Technology (T2s).

MCNC promotes technological development and enterprise in North Carolina through the innovative use of electronic and information technologies in government and industry. MCNC houses the O*NET database and provides Internet access and dissemination and strategic advice on technology.

Maher & Maher is a specialized management and workforce development consulting firm. It provides web-based training services and products through the O*NET Academy to promote and support the integration of O*NET information throughout the workforce investment community.