New government investments in ACCC Education for Employment program

June 8, 2012

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) recently announced support for a new Education for Employment (EFE) initiative of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges in the Andean region, as well as additional funding to extend the existing program in Africa. CIDA is contributing $19.6 million over 5 years to the Andean region initiative, and investing another $2.8 million in the African program. The EFE program supports private sector development in developing countries through workforce training and micro-enterprise supports in sectors of the economy that lack qualified workers and entrepreneurs. CIDA News Release | ACCC News Release