USAID awards $22M workforce support project in Egypt

Young people receive job skills training to prepare them for the workforce in Egypt. The Workforce Improvement and Skill Enhancement project will provide technical assistance, capacity building and training to support Egypt's workforce. Photo by: Mohamed Abdel Wahab / USAID Egypt / CC BY-NC

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On Oct. 26, 2015, the U.S. Agency for International Development awarded a contract to U.S.-based private company Management & Training Corp. to provide technical assistance, capacity building and training to support Egypt’s workforce. The official title of the project and contract is “Workforce Improvement and Skill Enhancement,” or WISE.

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