The IECDC is a non-profit 2001 dedicated to ensuring that at risk youth and children of veterans have an equal opportunity to obtain the American Dream. IECDC promotes personal growth, education, long term job training and placement with upward mobility.
Our purpose is to provide IECDC participants with exposure to advanced technology training, multilevel job training, resources for job placement, and basic life skills training.
IECDC teaches students (and their families) to identify their individual talents, develop them, and create strategies to make positive contributions in their immediate communities and the adjacent environments developing around them.
IECDC believes that the student population, particularly minorities, young children, children of veterans, and disadvantaged youth, must be included in the push for resources to elevate and support S.T.E.M. focused training as set forth in U.S. Government sponsored S.T.EM. Education Coalition initiative so that no student is left behind or is unprepared to enter the rapidly changing workforce.
IECDC participants will be greatly enhanced both academically and socially. The type of program IECDC offers enriches students with tools to improve classroom performance, close achievement gaps, develop critical thinking, and learn discipline and time management. Participants will benefit from training that will prepare them to become the next generation of American innovators who possess the skills and competitiveness to engage in the 21st century global market.
S.T.E.M. stands for the four academic disciplines:
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, S.T.E.M. occupations are growing at a rate of 17% vs other occupations which are growing at less than 10%. In 2009, the Department of Labor listed the ten most wanted employees. Among the ten, eight were S.T.E.M. jobs: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Accounting, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Information Systems, Economics, and Finance. IECDC believes that getting young people interested in S.T.EM. promises advantages for the future of the American economy and shrinks the gap which disproportionately excludes minorities and women in the science fields.
IECDC offers an extra curricular program that raises student awareness about S.T.E.M. beyond the standardized approach to which they are accustomed in schools. IECDC provides an environment wherein students explore the sciences and understand how highly technical advancements have trickled down to create the conveniences they enjoy in their daily lives.
"I feel IECDC will impact our community and our country. We're aligning our mission with the government and hope to be an entity where people can find assistance on their personal journey and, with hard work, reap more prosperity in due season."
"Our motive at IECDC is to transform challenges into opportunities. We want to give hope to people whose circumstances have inhibited them from moving forward in life. Our mission is aspirational. We believe that people, if given the right tools, can become productive citizens and that, in turn, will make our society safer."