Advance Program: Investing in Workforce Development through Technical Tertiary Education

Jamaica Highlights from the Past Year. Advance is a workforce development program helping to improve youth employability in Latin America and the Caribbean. The program is implemented in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala & Jamaica.   The past year was one of perseverance, resilience, and purpose. Advance continued working with its technical tertiary partners to...

“The opportunity to go to university to do something that I love, is a good feeling.”

https://youtu.be/9IA3sKKVv1U Jason Lewis is a student at the University of Technology, Jamaica. He is enrolled in the Entertainment Design, Production and Technology Programme. He is also a recipient of an Advance Program scholarship.   Jason shares his university experience and journey with Advance. [0:10]   Jason: Hi,...

Moesha Martin shares her internship experience at JP Farms

https://youtu.be/qD-aCNUkMkc Moesha Martin is a past student of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education where she was enrolled in the Agro-processing and Business Management Programme. She was also a recipient of an Advance Program scholarship.   Moesha completed her internship at JP Farms. She shares this experience with us.   [00:00]  Moesha: Hi. My name...

A Space for Opportunities: Knockalva Polytechnic College gains momentum with new learning lab

On March 31, 2021, Knockalva Polytechnic College realized its goal of creating a practical learning space for agroprocessing students. Knockalva Polytechnic College sits on 216 acres in the rural community of Ramble and transitioned from a vocational secondary school to...

Student Spotlight: Asmin Jarael de León Gramajo’s personal journey with Advance at URL

I am a scholarship recipient from a rural village, El Rodeo, in Quetzaltenango. I graduated in 2010, with a high school degree a\in Industry and Automotive Mechanics from the Instituto Nacional Técnico Industrial in San Carlos Sija. With a lot...

Advance Program in Honduras Shares Key Achievements and Lessons Learned at Virtual Closing Ceremony

On March 17, 2021, over 140 participants came together virtually to celebrate achievements of the Advance Program in Honduras. Presenters shared key results and lessons learned over the five years of the program’s activities in country. Participants included university rectors,...

Integrating social and emotional learning into pre-service teacher education: Lessons from a formative study in Guatemala

By: Fernanda Soares and Alejandra De Freitas Originally published on FHI 360’s R&E Search for Evidence blog.  Educators, psychologists and even economists have identified the critical importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) in education. Research shows that SEL can have a positive...

Logros clave y lecciones aprendidas del Programa Regional Avanza en Honduras

Tegucigalpa - Autoridades, directores, coordinadores, estudiantes e invitados especiales de las universidades UNAH, CEUTEC de UNITEC y UCENM celebraron mediante un evento virtual, las lecciones aprendidas y resultados alcanzados por el Programa. Gracias a la colaboración técnica y financiera de...

Putting Theory into Practice: Piloting Faculty Externships in Logistics 

The new technical degree program in Logistics, Transportation and Port Operations at the Universidad Cristiana Evangélica Nuevo Milenio (UCENM) in San Pedro Sula, Honduras has collaborative ties with nearby ports, cargo transportation, and customs businesses. During the curriculum mapping stages for this...

A Turning Point: How the Advance Program Helps Luis Succeed

Luis Fernando Alva Cifuentes, a student at CUNOROC-USAC studying Fruit Production As one of five children of a single mother in Huehuetenango, Luis Fernando Alva Cifuentes draws motivation to succeed from his family. His family has inspired his dedication to...