Proyecto METAS enables at-risk youth in Honduras gain the job skills, knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and life perspectives needed to create positive futures, as well as providing local companies with the skilled workforce needed to compete in international markets.
The project supports 40 technical high schools and vocational training programs by helping them create and deliver relevant, up-to-date curricula. The project aims to issue workforce readiness certificates to 20,000 graduates of the schools and centers and increase graduates’ employment opportunities through alliances with private sector businesses. By improving alternative middle and high school programs, METAS expects to reach 10,000 out-of-school youth. With local partners, METAS recruits 2,000 at-risk youth annually for enrollment in basic education, technical training, and long-term employability programs, helping them better prepare to enter the workforce.
Proyecto METAS is an associate award of the EQUIP3: Learning and Earning for Out-of-School Youth program.
Visit EDC’s International Development Division website for additional project information and resources.
Director: Gustavo Payan
Funder: U.S. Agency for International Development