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Knox Community College launches agro-processing learning lab  

January 23, 2023

Staff and students at Knox Community College celebrated the opening of one of their newest facilities, the Elvris Hewitt-Buckle Learning Laboratory for Agro-processing and Hospitality. The learning lab was established,… Read more Knox Community College launches agro-processing learning lab  

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Students at the centre of VTDI’s psychosocial program

January 5, 2023

Current and past students from the Vocational Training Development Institute (VTDI) were invited to a focus group session on psychosocial support hosted by the Advance Program. This session is a… Read more Students at the centre of VTDI’s psychosocial program

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Jamaica’s next agro-processors visit Belcour Preserves 

November 16, 2022

Agro-processing students from Knockalva Polytechnic College visited Belcour Preserves to learn from Mr. and Mrs. Lumsden, Belcour owners, about being a part of the agribusiness industry. It was an inspiring… Read more Jamaica’s next agro-processors visit Belcour Preserves 

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

November 9, 2022

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

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

November 1, 2022

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

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Medical Supplies Donation Gives a Boost to Community Colleges

October 5, 2022

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… Read more Medical Supplies Donation Gives a Boost to Community Colleges

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Happy International Youth Day!

August 12, 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… Read more Happy International Youth Day!

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Young Jamaicans Trained for the Entertainment Industry 

July 29, 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… Read more Young Jamaicans Trained for the Entertainment Industry 

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Work Ready: Industry Conversations on Workforce Development

July 21, 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… Read more Work Ready: Industry Conversations on Workforce Development

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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… Read more Spark Day  

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