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USAID project to strengthen technical education and enhance employment opportunities for disadvantaged students in Latin America and the Caribbean

February 18, 2016

FHI 360 has been awarded the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Workforce Development Program (LAC RWDP) by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean and the Office of Regional Sustainable Development. Over the course of five years, USAID will invest US$35 million to strengthen the capacity of select two- and three-year technical tertiary institutions providing market-relevant, quality training to disadvantaged youth in Guatemala, Honduras and Jamaica. FHI 360 will identify specific programs in targeted institutions to strengthen based on each country’s workforce needs. RWDP will improve curriculum design and pedagogy, provide professional development for faculty and staff, and enhance labor market bridging services to help students find gainful employment after graduating. Additionally, the program team will improve access to selected technical programs by strengthening recruiting and admissions practices and providing local and U.S.-based scholarships for disadvantaged students with strong leadership potential.

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