Learning by doing: How professional development opportunities changed one teacher’s perspective

Written by: Cait-Amoi Goulbourne Introducing a new program in any training institution means both faculty and students must be prepared for the new curriculum. This preparation, however, entails much more than building skills in course development and delivery. For Alia...

One plus one will always equal more than two

One of the most effective ways to reach objectives and overcome problems is to unite efforts for a common goal. In this spirit, Honduras has developed a partnership for education and workforce so that key actors, such as the Secretary...

An entrepreneurial journey in Guatemala

Eunice Cristel Marroquín Eunice Cristel Marroquín studies in the Hotel Management and Gastronomy technical degree program at the Universidad Rafael Landivar (URL).  Cristel first learned about the Advance Program through her participation in the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program called, Grupo de Jovenes Constuctores.  The program provides support to youth between the ages of...

Improving curricular revision processes in Honduras to strengthen technical degree programs

In December 2018, the Advance Program in Honduras designed and implemented a workshop for 32 faculty and staff from the technical degree programs Auxiliary Nursing and Web Design & Development at the Centro Universitario Tecnologico (CEUTEC).  The objectives for this...

Creating Mentorship Opportunities for Jamaican Youth

Written by: Cait-Amoi Goulbourne The Advance Program, a five-year regional technical education strengthening program funded by USAID and implemented by FHI 360 in Honduras, Guatemala, and Jamaica, is on a journey to prepare Jamaican youth for the world of work....

Aeon Chintersingh Advances His Dream

Written by: Cait-Amoi Goulbourne Aeon Chintersingh is living his dream. He gets to study animation at the Vocational Training Development Institute (VTDI) after receiving a scholarship through the Advance Program. “Animation is life,” said Aeon. He admitted he would not...

Bringing partnerships to life

Higher Education and Private Sector Forum brings new opportunities for schools and industry leaders  “No student should leave university without work experience!” This charge for Andrea Dempster-Chung, attracted resounding applause from an energized group of private businesses and associations, and...

ADVANCE Program Participates in the CIES World Education Conference

How do we make education sustainable? That was the theme at the 2019 Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference – Education for Sustainability in San Francisco, California. More than three thousand participants from different nationalities, countries, organizations, and...

Las Top 5 preguntas sobre las barreras para acceder y completar la educación superior en Honduras

El Estudio sobre las Barreras de Acceso y Culminacion (SBAC) del Programa Avanza explora los obstáculos fuertes que enfrentan los jóvenes hondureños para acceder y completar la educación postsecundaria en Honduras. El estudio es único ya que más que investigar...

Top 5 Questions About the Barriers to Access and Completion of Higher Education in Honduras

The Advance Program’s Study of Barriers to Access and Completion (SBAC) explores the pervasive obstacles that disadvantaged Honduran youth face in accessing and completing post-secondary education. The study is unique in that it probes beyond the basic quantitative question of...