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Transforming Universities, Increasing Employability: The Cases of Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Afghanistan, and Morocco

December 2020 — From 2014 to 2020, FHI 360 supported universities in Afghanistan, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica and Morocco to provide access to higher education institutions and technical training to vulnerable youth. Universities and technical education providers had to transform their traditional structures to align their learning, teaching and operations to the needs of the labor market. This business brief makes the case that such transformation can be achieved. Across three continents and five countries, universities successfully transitioned traditional higher education structures toward providing relevant and state-of-the art technical training to increase the employability of the youth they serve.