About the Institution: The Jordan Workforce Development Project (WFD) is one of the primary initiatives by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to address workforce issues in Jordan. The goal of the Jordan WFD Project is to create a competitive, demand-driven workforce development system that leads to increased private sector employment, especially for women, youth and those living at or below the poverty line. The project focuses on six regions outside Amman: East Amman, Zarqa, Irbid, Tafila, Ma’an and Aqaba. In each Region, Jordan WFD establishes offices that work directly with local authorities and businesses to fully support sustainable training leading to jobs.
Life Skills-Related: The programme title is “Work Ready Now!”, and its main objective is Enhancing human resources and capacity development. Thematic areas under which life skills are addressed include: Vocational disciplines (e.g. carpentry, plumbing, etc.). The main topics through which life skills education takes place in the programme are: Sustainable human development, Livelihoods (generic skills) and financial literacy.