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November 10, 2015

IRBID (November 10) – The USAID Jordan Workforce Development (WFD) Project, in cooperation with the Al Hassan Industrial Zone Investors Association and the Irbid Chamber of Industry in Ramtha, launched an initiative today to encourage local community members to work in industrial occupations. The initiative, entitled “Proud to Be a Craftsman” aims to increase employment opportunities for youth and women in the private sector. 

During the initiative, job seekers will learn about their rights and working conditions. WFD will provide support to employers as they screen and select qualified labor, and WFD will provide soft skills training later in the year for those selected to work.

This Initiative is part of a public private partnership that endeavors to promote occupational jobs by partnering with key stakeholders in the Governorate including: The Al Hassan Industrial Zone, The Social Security Corporation, Employment Directorates, Princess Basma Centers, The We Are All Jordan Youth Commission ‘Kulna AlOrdon’, and the Justice Center for Legal Aid.

October 21, 2015

Microsoft Jordan and the USAID Jordan Competitiveness Program (USAID JCP) honored six teams of young Jordanian programmers today for the innovative tech solutions they developed while participating in the Microsoft Academic Accelerator Program.

October 20, 2015

The United States and Jordan have partnered in development for more than 60 years.  USAID has longstanding programs in water, education, health, economic development and democratic governance. The Syria crisis—and resulting influx of refugees into Jordan—has impacted USAID’s ongoing activities, as well as Jordan’s ability to meet the needs of the people within its borders. USAID supports the government and host communities of Jordan as they cope with the crisis. We have re-oriented existing programs to account for the refugee situation and added funds to focus directly on stresses caused by the Syria crisis.

September 21, 2015

U.S. and Jordanian officials signed grant documents totaling $429.7 million at a ceremony in Amman today. The grants were signed by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Jim Barnhart at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation. U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells also attended the ceremony.

August 31, 2015

The USAID Jordan Local Enterprise Support Project (LENS) signed an agreement today with the Land Transport Regulatory Commission (LTRC) to support the competitiveness and sustainability of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Jordan’s land transport sector. The partnership will provide hundreds of businesses with the training and support necessary to meet new regulations passed by the LTRC in 2014, mandating that commercial vehicle drivers acquire new certification and safety tools to guarantee international safety standards.

August 17, 2015

The Ministry of Education (MoE) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a state of the art tourism and hospitality training center at Al Imam Malek Jabal Al Qusoor Public Secondary School today. The training center in East Amman provides vocational education to Jordanian students who plan to work in the tourism and hospitality sector, and is a model for other schools with the hospitality stream.


Last updated: November 10, 2015

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