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  1. Accelerating Work Achievement and Readiness for Employment (AWARE)

    In Southeast Asia, the emergence of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community will lead to—and require—unprecedented labor mobility and opportunity. For youth to be competitive in this new environment, they will need to ...

  2. Evaluation of the Think College Transition Model

    Research has shown that youth ages 18–22 with intellectual disabilities and autism are less likely than students with other disabilities to go to college. Although these youth may benefit from inclusive concurrent enrollment programs, which provide ...

  3. Promoting Opportunities through Training, Education, Transition Investment, and Livelihoods for Youth (POTENTIAL)

    An improving economy in Ethiopia has given many youth hope that the next decade will be one of increased prosperity. Helping these young people find productive, income-generating opportunities will be essential to the country’s long-term economic success. ...

  4. Mindanao Youth for Development (MYDev)

    Ongoing conflict in the Mindanao region of the Southern Philippines has led to wide displacement of residents, lack of essential services, and high rates of poverty and youth unemployment. As in many regions of conflict, formal economic, educational, and ...

  5. Accelerated Work Achievement and Readiness for Employment 2 (AWARE2)

    In Southeast Asia, the emergence of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic community has led to a dynamic digital economy with unprecedented labor mobility and opportunity. However, youth often struggle to build a competitive resume ...

  6. USAID/Indonesia Ready-to-Work Accelerator Program (RWAP)

    Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, has a relatively stable economy that the World Bank expects will grow at 5.3 percent per year until 2020. However, with a population growth rate of over 1 percent per year, the country has an ever ...

  7. EQWIP HUBs

    The population of youth around the world seeking work exceeds the number of available jobs. Employers are looking for workers with skills beyond the basic literacy, numeracy, and technical knowledge youth may learn in school. Programs are needed that help ...

  8. Youth Employability Skills (YES) Network

    Reducing long-term joblessness among young people is a persistent challenge for Macedonia’s economic sector. Youth unemployment stands at 50 percent, and employers say that job applicants lack basic technical and work readiness skills. From 2010–2016, EDC ...

  9. Middle Grades Career Mentors: Digital Resources for Effective CTE STEM Mentoring

    How can middle school students be inspired to pursue careers in STEM fields? It’s a question that has significant implications for education and workforce development. EDC is investigating whether industry mentors and school counselors working with middle ...

  10. Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL)

    Modern inventions will drive future innovations. Nowhere is this clearer than in the realm of cyberlearning, where technological advances are rapidly changing our traditional beliefs about how people learn in technology-mediated environments. EDC is ...