Strong economies hinge upon youth having the skills they need to secure meaningful, well-paid work. Our programs help young people succeed in jobs, entrepreneurship, and ongoing career learning. We build our programs to better connect young people with mentors, training providers, and employers.
In the United States, we engage educators and business leaders in providing academically rigorous, work-based learning—career and technical, high school, and post-secondary—that leads to meaningful careers. Around the world, we emphasize soft skills as a means to employment and advancement. We specialize in using technology tools to enrich training for youth and instructors and to make job seeking easier.
Crisis, Conflict, and Resilience
In times of crisis or conflict, some communities struggle while others pull together. It’s all about resilience.
Stories of Hope on International Women’s Day
Around the world, women are leading efforts to make life better for themselves, their families, and their communities.
A Brighter Future in Rwanda
In this video, one young program participant describes how a training program has changed her life.
Building an Inclusive Economy
In Rwanda, youth with disabilities face many challenges, but one program is helping them find their place in the country’s workforce.
New Entrepreneurs Launched in Rwanda
EDC’s workforce development efforts in Rwanda are helping young people build the skills for work.
The Future of Work: 3 Ways to Prepare Now
We are racing toward an era where computers and humans collaborate to solve problems. Are we ready?
This infographic shows the results of an evaluation of the Akazi Kanoze 2 Project in Rwanda.
This is the executive summary for the report that describes the results of a randomized controlled study of the Akazi Kanoze 2 workforce development program.
The report covers the results of a study that was done of the Akazi Kanoze Youth Livelihoods Project partner organizations.
These stories from a faces behind the success of the Akazi Kanoze 2 work readiness program in Rwanda.
The proliferation of new technologies is changing the way we live, learn, and work. This white paper examines the complex and interconnected challenges related to workforce development, economics, education, equity, and ethics that our society must address to ensure our workforce is future-ready.
This guide supports educators in creating, planning, and implementing innovative media projects with young people as part of the Adobe Youth Voices program.
Developed for Adobe by EDC, the AYV Story app provides a close-up view of the experiences of the youth media makers and educators who participated in the Adobe Foundation’s Adobe Youth Voices (AYV)
In partnership with the Adobe Foundation, EDC created the Adobe Youth Voices Essentials, a set of open curricula and resources for educators to create breakthrough media-making learning experiences
This factsheet describes the work of the USAID-Lower Mekong Initiative Conecting the Mekong through Education and Training (USAID-LMI COMET) project to narrow the devleopment gap in Southeast Asia throught the MekongSkills2WorkNetwork.
Report highlights the achievements to date and future plans of the APTE Project.