The Standing Conference of the Heads of Training Institutions Coordinating Committee (SCHOTI/CO-COM) is an informal group represented by the heads of training of well developed training centers. It works in association with the WMO's Executive Council Panel of Experts on Education and Training to provide guidance and assistance in the development of training resources for less developed nations. Founded around 1990, SCHOTI/CO-COM had been quite successful in several areas and continues to work on new initiatives to help developing nations improve their services. The group has no funding but rather works through the voluntary cooperation of its members.