Result 1: Students in target academic units demonstrating market relevant skills increased

IR 1.1 Curriculum design and pedagogy improved

  • 9 tertiary institutions strengthened
  • 18 technical degree programs with curricula revised with private and/or public sector employer's input

IR 1.2 Teacher, faculty, and staff development refined

  • Over 600 faculty and staff trained in subject-specific content, soft skills, and pedagogy through:
    • Study tours
    • Externships
    • Workshops
    • Guided visits to public and private sector businesses

 IR 1.3 Labor market bridging enhanced

  • Over 2,300 youth have received labor market bridging support:
    • Internships
    • Entrepreneurship workshops
    • Employer visits

Result 2: Equitable access for disadvantaged individuals to target fields increased

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IR 2.1 Expanded Access

  • Over 2,200 youth enrolled in degree programs
  • 74% of students enrolled are young women
  • 77% of students surveyed are disadvantaged youth

IR 2.2 Scholarships

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

This page will be updated periodically with specific advancements related to each of the 5 intermediate results above.


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