Many of today’s students and employees are not prepared for the rapidly evolving world of work. They need new skillsets for success.
EDCO is a Gould Evans client strategy that uses research, pedagogy, and space design strategies to prepare today’s students, employees, and employers for the rapidly evolving world of work. Our approach prepares clients for the future, supporting institutional resiliency and encouraging 21st-century skillsets.
EDCO bridges the gap in the education-work continuum. This site will lead you through successful case study outcomes that include increasing engagement, providing relevant skillsets, creating lifelong learners, and more.
“Do you believe colleges are effectively preparing students for the workplace?”
—Inside Higher Ed Survey, 2014
The world of work informs the world of education.
Education environments don't need to rely on traditional models of classrooms and test scores.
Instead, they should encourage desired student/employee behaviors, create self-directed learners, and teach relevant and transferable work skills.
“GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring and test scores are worthless. We found that they don’t really predict anything.”
- Laszlo Bock, Former Senior Vice President of People Operations, Google, Inc.
The world of education informs the world of work.
EDCO recognizes the workplace as a critical learning environment.
Our design approach increases innovation by creating a campus recruitment tool, providing opportunities for self-directed work, and promoting lifelong education.
Interested in joining our team?
EDCO is a growing network of designers, educators, and employers leading a new approach to education and work environments.