The Aceh Polytechnic Program - TAPP

The Vocational Training Alliance, a USAID partnership with Chevron Corporation, supported long-term economic development in Indonesia’s Aceh province, which had been affected both by the 2004 tsunami and armed conflict, by developing a local polytechnic institute.

Vocational Training Alliance

After the project memorandum of understanding was signed in 2005, the partnership offered scholarships to more than 300 Acehnese youth aged 16-27 to attend at three-month vocational skill-building training at Chevron Polytechnic in Riau province from 2006-2007. The training was conducted in four phases. In the first two phases, the respondents were selected from the city of Banda Aceh, and from Aceh Besar, Pidie, and Ache Jeumpa districts. In the latter two, participants were chosen from Aceh Jaya, Aceh Barat, and Aceh Besar districts. In 2007, the partnership signed an agreement to develop Aceh Polytechnic. The institution provides vocational training in applied technology fields such as information technology, electronics, telecommunications, and business accountancy, which are critical to the continued reconstruction and development of this Indonesian province. The Government of Aceh selected the site for Aceh Polytechnic and purchased the land, while Chevron led the construction of the physical building, which was completed in August 2008 through a contract with CHF International. USAID funded the establishment of the academic and business operations through implementer Swisscontact. In September 2008, the first class of 240 students began their studies; in 2009 total enrollment increased to 410 students and to 600 in 2010.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Chevron Corporation

    Development Consulting, Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the...

  • Global Communities

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: 1001-5000
    Global Communities is a global development organization committed to working in partnership with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable, impactful changes that improve the lives and...
  • Swisscontact - Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation

    Implementing NGO
    Switzerland | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Swisscontact promotes economic, social and ecological development by supporting people to successfully integrate into local commercial life. Swisscontact...

Key Information

LocationEast Asia and Pacific, Indonesia
  • Start Date 2005
  • End Date 2012
  • ValueUSD 17.3 Million