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.
|Location||East Asia and Pacific, Indonesia|
|Value||USD 17.3 Million|