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.

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Kim Dash
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Lauren Gilman
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Senior Vice President | Senior Fellow
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Director, International Youth and Workforce Development
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Projects

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on youth and workforce development. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Reports

This infographic shows the results of an evaluation of the Akazi Kanoze 2 Project in Rwanda.

Reports

These stories from a faces behind the success of the Akazi Kanoze 2 work readiness program in Rwanda.

Toolkits

This guide helps school districts choose the computer science (CS) curricula that best suit their communities’ needs.

Websites

EDC’s TV411.org is a free, multimedia, interactive hub of hundreds of engaging videos and materials that build the reading, writing, science, and math skills of adults with low literacy.

Reports

EDC conducted a randomized controlled trial in Year 5 of the Akazi Kanoze (AK) project to measure whether, as a result of the project, youth showed a measurable change in employability and employme

Reports

This cost analysis study of the Akazi Kanoze 2 work readiness program in Rwanda was carried out from October 2015 to October 2017.

Websites

English for Latin America (ELA) is an interactive audio instruction program created by EDC for use in schools in Latin America.

Reports

This collection of stories highlights the success of youth who participated in the USAID Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze project in Rwanda.

Toolkits

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