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.



Happy International Youth Day!

12 Aug 2022

The Advance Program celebrates International Youth Day under the theme, Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages.   Advance encourages solidarity across all generations and understands its importance in achieving the sustainable development goals. 

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Young Jamaicans Trained for the Entertainment Industry 

29 Jul 2022

Budding creative industry professionals showed their fashion styling, production, and lighting design skills at an Advance Program student showcase. Advance is a workforce development program that is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by…

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Work Ready: Industry Conversations on Workforce Development

21 Jul 2022

The Advance Program invites you to our fourth learning forum, Work Ready: Industry Conversations on Workforce Development, on July 28 at 4:00 P.M. (CT). The event will be live streamed via Zoom and the Program’s YouTube page. Presenters and panelists…

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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