The Program

Advance is a workforce development program that is implemented in Honduras, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. The Program is funded by USAID and implemented by FHI 360.

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Advance engages stakeholders from the education and private sector to make technical training programs more relevant to the market, based on country-specific workforce needs.

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What We Do

The Advance Program works with selected technical tertiary institutions to improve youth employability in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras and Jamaica. The program partners with these institutions to help them to strengthen their ability to provide market-relevant training aligned with selected industries.



USAID workforce development program celebrates partnerships serving disadvantaged youth

24 Mar 2023

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release March 23, 2023 Passing the torch USAID workforce development program celebrates partnerships serving disadvantaged youth. March 23, 2023. Kingston, Jamaica— On March 23 the USAID Advance program celebrated the end of a bold journey to…

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Higher Education Opens Doors for Tashana

28 Feb 2023

Tashana Golding Tashana Golding was a scholarship student with Advance, a workforce development program with the goal of increasing youth employability. Today, her training has improved her quality of life, where she represents Jamaica on the international stage as a…

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High growth career require soft skills, too

7 Feb 2023

Nursing students learn through hands-on training and skills development at the Instituto Técnico Superior Comunitario (ITSC) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Through the Advance project, or Avanza, FHI 360 partners with technical education programs like ITSC to help marginalized youth…

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Where We Work

To improve youth employability, the Advance Program is strengthening the capacity of select two-and- three-year technical tertiary education programs to provide market-relevant, quality training to disadvantaged youth in:

Dominican Republic