Cummins Technical Education for Communities

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Key Information

Cummins TEC: Technical Education for Communities is the first strategic community program built by Cummins from the ground up. Launched in 2012, its mission is to train disadvantaged youth in employable technical skills and connect them to good jobs in their communities through school-based, industry-supported skills training. Cummins’ TEC team developed curriculum, teacher training, guidance counseling manuals, achievement tests, equipment and tool lists, as well as methods for engaging local industry in curriculum and workplace learning opportunities for students. There are 24 Cummins TEC programs around the world. More than 1,700 students have graduated from Cummins TEC. 

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


2012 -


Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United States of America


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COVID-19 Response


Government Affiliation


Ministry Affiliation


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Secondary completion


  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

  • Social and emotional learning


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • Teacher training


  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting areas

  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Teachers - female, Teachers - male


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School Enrolment Status

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School Level

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Other populations reached

  • Boys in school
  • Girls in school

Participants include

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Program Approaches Back to Top

Learning while working

  • Vocational training

School-related gender-based violence

  • Training of school personnel (including teachers)


  • In-service teacher training – pedagogy general
  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Improved critical thinking
  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased years of schooling

Cross-cutting goals

  • Increased employment/job-related skills
  • Reduced poverty/increase household well-being