In partnership with private (TVET) institutes, WFD is designing and delivering new curricula relevant to these sectors. WFD works to enhance the associated learning equipment and job placement infrastructure and services of 10 private TVETs across Lebanon. The program also partners with small and medium enterprises with demonstrated growth potential who are interested in providing internship and job opportunities to scholarship recipients. In addition to full tuition coverage, students receive health insurance, a monthly stipend covering the transportation fees, and a computer or tablet for the facilitation of online learning. By 2022, USAID’s CSP aims to improve the employability skills of and career opportunities for at least 1,000 Lebanese residents from underserved communities.
Commenting on the importance of this program in supporting technical and vocational education in Lebanon, especially during the current economic crisis, Father Hanna Kanaan, Principle of the Foyer de la Providence Technical School in South Lebanon, commented: “It is vital to expand local production and maintenance industries in Lebanon to contribute to a better economy, as well as acknowledge that technical and vocational education is a necessary factor in rebuilding our country”.
Scholarship opportunities are currently available for the upcoming Industrial Repair and Maintenance course at the Tamkeen technical and vocational institute in Tripoli and the Cortbawi institute in Jounieh. This five-month course includes five modules: hydraulics, pneumatics, electro-pneumatics & electro-hydraulics, electricity, and mechanics.
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