Together, NOICC and SOICCs formed an integrated network of developers and users of occupational and labor market information and career development initiatives.
SOICCs developed, adapted, distributed, and encouraged use of the systems and programs in their states.
NOICC's train-the-trainers workshops and other training programs for SOICCs and members of the broader network crosscut all program areas, including information development, delivery, and use, as well as youth and adult career development.
Under the leadership of James Woods, NOICC played a key role in working with federal agencies and SOICCs to encourage greater standardization across systems and data sources.
The above-mentioned efforts, along with many others implemented by NOICC and SOICCs between 1978 and 2000, supported important information needs for education/training planning and employer workforce planning, and they provided a foundation for data supporting career development.