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.
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?
Working Up to Success
A work-readiness program that reaches 21,000 Rwandan students each year is helping youth across the country chart a new course for the future.
Bridging the Skills Gap for Youth
Employers in sub-Saharan Africa say they can teach job skills, but what they need are employees with soft skills. What are these skills, and how can young people get them?
This report surveys state-level efforts to improve access to K–12 computer science education opportunities in the United States.
This collection of stories highlights the success of youth who participated in the USAID Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze project in Rwanda.
English for Latin America (ELA) is an interactive audio instruction program created by EDC for use in schools in Latin America.
This report details the key accomplishments and highlights of the USAID Mali Out-of-School Youth Project (PAJE- Nièta).
This brief describes the importance of expanding access to computer science (CS) learning and details EDC’s work to ensure all students have high-quality CS educations.
This collection of essays shares insights and strategies from EDC’s work to support teachers’ professional learning, as well as links to an array of EDC’s resources for teachers.
For two years, the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Learning Resource Center at EDC and the ITEST community engaged in a collaborative exploration of evidence-bas
This report captures the results of a retrospective study implemented by the team for the Akazi Kanoze Accelerated Learning Program in Rwanda.
Drawing on its extensive work in fragile environments, EDC developed this set of case studies that chronicles best practices, lessons learned, and stories of success.
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.