PROJECT: Study of Barriers to Access and Completion (SBAC) on behalf of the LAC Regional
Workforce Development Program
CLIENT: USAID/Latin America and the Caribbean (Subcontract to FHI 360)
MARKET: Guatemala

This project is designed to strengthen the capacity of select two- and three-year tertiary institutions in Guatemala, Honduras and Jamaica, providing market-relevant, quality training to disadvantaged youth for increased employment. It has two objectives:
• Strengthening selected technical institutions by improving curriculum design and
pedagogy, providing professional development for faculty and staff, and enhancing
labor market bridging services to help students find gainful employment after
• Improving access for disadvantaged students to selected technical programs by
strengthening institutions’ recruiting and admissions practices, and providing local
and US-based scholarships for disadvantaged students showing strong leadership