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Spark Day  

April 28, 2022

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 of agro-processing.     Hopeton Singh, owner of Hydro-Gardens of Jamaica, welcomed these future players in the… Read more Spark Day  

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Webinario de competencias socioemocionales: Confluyendo teoría con experiencia práctica

January 31, 2022

Avanza sostuvo un seminario virtual de competencias socioemocionales en el desarrollo positivo juvenil para el empleo durante el cual varios expositores internacionales compartieron teorías sobre estrategias y recursos educativos para el desarrollo de competencias socioemocionales como también experiencias innovadoras en estos ámbitos en Estados Unidos, Perú y Guatemala que sirven de base para poner en… Read more Webinario de competencias socioemocionales: Confluyendo teoría con experiencia práctica

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

January 25, 2022

La juventud es uno de los recursos más importantes que tiene la República Dominicana, que los jóvenes puedan integrarse al sector laboral contando con las competencias necesarias a través de una educación superior técnica de calidad resulta en una contribución significante para impulsar el desarrollo económico y social del país. Es por ello, que el… Read more Alianza para el fortalecimiento de la Educación Técnica Superior y la empleabilidad en República Dominicana

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Teacher Training Spotlight: Advance in the Dominican Republic Successful Hosts its First Workshop

January 20, 2022

The Advance Program in the Dominican Republic held its first teacher training workshop in February 2021. The virtual workshop, titled “Didactic-methodological strategies workshop for higher technical training under the competency-based approach” was led by FHI 360 teacher training consultant, Geynmi Pichardo, as part of teacher professional development for the Program’s selected technical higher education partner… Read more Teacher Training Spotlight: Advance in the Dominican Republic Successful Hosts its First Workshop

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Advance Program Begins Operations Virtually in the Dominican Republic during the COVID-19 Pandemic

January 13, 2022

The Regional Workforce Development Program (Advance) began its operations in the Dominican Republic in March 2020, after successful developments in Honduras, Guatemala, and Jamaica. At the beginning, the Program faced great challenges as the country program commences its implementation as COVID commenced. In response to the pandemic, the President of the Dominican Republic announced a… Read more Advance Program Begins Operations Virtually in the Dominican Republic during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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What a tablet means to a student

November 18, 2021

Advance responds to distance learning On December 17, 2020, the Advance Program donated 120 tablets to the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) to contribute to the heightened need for online learning tools during the COVID-19 pandemic. These tablets were distributed among students at CCCJ’s member colleges. “It was difficult. I could only access… Read more What a tablet means to a student

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Davia Shares her Journey to Becoming an Animator

November 12, 2021

Davia Morris is a past student of the Vocational Training Development Institute (VTDI), one of Advance’s partner institutions in Jamaica. Davia was enrolled in the Animation Programme, an Advance-supported program. She was also an Advance scholarship recipient.   [0:09]  Davia:  Hi, my name is Davia Morris. I’m an animator as well as an illustrator. I’m a proud past student of  [the] Vocational training Development Institute, also known as… Read more Davia Shares her Journey to Becoming an Animator

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Antonni James Tops Pitch Competition

November 11, 2021

Antonni James smiled brightly when she realized she won. James, who is on her way to being a digital media marketing maven, landed first place in an entrepreneurship pitch competition hosted by the Advance Program. “It feels amazing to have won. Winning the pitch competition honestly gave me an extra boost,” she said. James added… Read more Antonni James Tops Pitch Competition

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“What I love about the Advance Program is the additional support the program provides for my classmates and [me].”

November 5, 2021

Rashida is a student at the Montego Bay Community College. She is enrolled in the Health and Wellness Tourism Programme. Rashida is also a recipient of an Advance Program scholarship. She shares her college experience and journey with Advance.   [0:03]  Rashida: Hey everyone, my name is Rashida Haughton, and I am one of the recipients of the… Read more “What I love about the Advance Program is the additional support the program provides for my classmates and [me].”

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Grabación del webinar 18 meses después: ¿Cómo están respondiendo los programas de educación técnica terciaria en ALC a la COVID-19?

October 19, 2021

En este webinar grabado el 13 de septiembre de 2021, el Programa Avanza presentó los resultados de una reciente consulta a las partes interesadas sobre los impactos de la pandemia en los programas de educación técnica terciaria en cinco países de América Latina y el Caribe. El seminario web también exploró la oportunidad que COVID-19… Read more Grabación del webinar 18 meses después: ¿Cómo están respondiendo los programas de educación técnica terciaria en ALC a la COVID-19?

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