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Advance is strengthening the capacity of select two- and-three-year technical tertiary education programs in Honduras, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and Jamaica to provide market-relevant, quality training to disadvantaged youth for increased employment.

Students in target academic units demonstrating market relevant skills increased

  • Curriculum design and pedagogy improved
  • Teacher, faculty, and staff development refined
  • Labor market bridging enhanced

tertiary institutions strengthened


faculty and staff trained in subject-specific content, soft skills, and pedagogy through:

  • Interionational Study tours
  • Externships
  • Workshops
  • Guided visits to public and private sector businesses

technical degree programs with curricula revised with private and/or public sector employer’s input


youth have received labor market bridging support

  • Internships
  • Soft and employability skills training
  • Entrepreneurship workshops
  • Employer visits

Equitable access for disadvantaged individuals to target fields increased


youth enrolled in degree programs

Women 64%, Disadvantaged Youth 48%

scholarships granted to disadvantaged students to cover tuition, meals, transportation and lodging

Students who have graduated from Advance-supported technical degree programs