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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Projects

Resources

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

Reports

This report surveys state-level efforts to improve access to K–12 computer science education opportunities in the United States.

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 paper presents EDC’s findings from the case studies of three National Science Foundation-funded STEM projects involving successful youth co-design team activities.

Reports

This report shows the results of EQUIP3’s efforts and demonstrates that certain approaches to positively engaging and supporting youth work better than others.

Toolkits

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

Reports

This fact sheet describes the importance of equity in STEM education.

Reports

This report details the key accomplishments and highlights of the USAID Mali Out-of-School Youth Project (PAJE- Nièta).

Websites

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

Reports

The report covers the results of a study that was done of the Akazi Kanoze Youth Livelihoods Project partner organizations.

Reports

This report highlights key findings and recommendations from the workshop Youth, Mobile, and Employment, held in Kigali, Rwanda, in January 2014.