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This project builds the universities’ capacity to bridge well-trained and qualified technical tertiary education youth graduates to fill positions demanded by local labor markets. This project is also implemented in Honduras and Jamaica.

This project builds the universities’ capacity to bridge well-trained and qualified technical tertiary education youth graduates to fill positions demanded by local labor markets. This project is also implemented in Honduras and Jamaica.

The objective is to strengthen the capacity of technical training institutions to improve the quality and access to tertiary education for youth. Building on the results of a labor market assessment that identified high-potential economic sectors in Guatemala, Advance supports universities to close the skills gap that exists between the private sector, educational institutions, and youth.

In Guatemala, Advance focuses on the growth sectors related to human capital in the Western Highlands. This program builds the universities’ capacity to bridge well-trained and qualified technical tertiary education youth graduates to fill positions demanded by local labor markets. Through formal partnerships with three tertiary technical institutions in Guatemala, has developed a tailored capacity building strategy to strengthen each institution’s selected degree programs curriculum development, scholarships, teacher professional development, labor market bridging, and expanded access.

Advance contributes to expand labor market access in the Western Highlands enhancing youth employment, reducing migration and promoting rootedness.

This project is expected to run from July 12, 2017 through September 30, 2021 with an estimated total USAID investment of $2,958,010 (investment in Guatemala).

USAID’s implementer for this project is FHI 360.

Related Links

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    Prosperity in Guatemala

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  • Central America Strategy

    Youth

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  • Development Sector

    Education

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Last updated: August 26, 2021

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