Jamaica’s next agro-processors visit Belcour Preserves 

Students and staff members at Knockalva Polytechnic College share a photograph with Mr. and Mrs. Lumsden, owners of Belcour Preserves. Agro-processing students from Knockalva Polytechnic College visited Belcour Preserves to learn from Mr. and Mrs. Lumsden, Belcour owners, about being...

Meet Randy Frías: Advance scholarship holder and outstanding ITLA graduate takes steps as an entrepreneur

Image of Randy Frías Randy Frías is a talented 21-year-old from Santo Domingo East. He resides in one of the most disadvantaged sectors with limited access to health, housing, education and employment; a place where people can become marginalized and...

From theory to practice: Learning labs get students ready for work in creative industries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2NUtAWYdhs&t=371s The Advance Program donated equipment to the Vocational Training Development Institute and University of Technology, Jamaica to help establish learning labs to train students for the creative industries.   LIGHTING DESIGN LAB The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) received state-of-the-art...

Medical Supplies Donation Gives a Boost to Community Colleges

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gum5zZbMiLE&t=155s The Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) and its member colleges received medical supplies and equipment from FHI 360, through the USAID Advance Program. This donation was in partnership with Project C.U.R.E. and with support from the National...

Happy International Youth Day!

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. 

Young Jamaicans Trained for the Entertainment Industry 

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...

Work Ready: Industry Conversations on Workforce Development

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...

Spark Day  

Some students from Knox Community College participated in Advance’s Spark Day hosted at Hydro-Gardens of Jamaica. The students set off on the trip to learn about modern technologies in agriculture and the use of local raw products in the exciting field...

Webinario de competencias socioemocionales: Confluyendo teoría con experiencia práctica

Panelistas expertos internacionales del webinario “Desarrollo de competencias socioemocionales en el desarrollo positivo juvenil para el empleo.” Avanza sostuvo un seminario virtual de competencias socioemocionales en el desarrollo positivo juvenil para el empleo durante el cual varios expositores internacionales compartieron...

Alianza para el fortalecimiento de la Educación Técnica Superior y la empleabilidad en República Dominicana

Pedro Esteva, fundador y presidente de la IEET comparte una fotografía con Catherine Piña, directora ejecutiva de la IEET, Alejandro Soto, representante legal de FHI360 y Mercedes Matrillé, especialista de educación técnica superior del Programa Avanza en la Firma de...