Tunisia: Job Opportunities for Business Scale-Up (JOBS)
Deadline: February 15, 2012
Higher Education for Development (HED) anticipates making two awards of up to $500,000 each for three-year higher education partnerships. Community colleges are encouraged to apply. The first award will be for a partnership with the Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques de Sidi Bouzid (ISET Sidi Bouzid). The second award will be for a partnership with the Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques de Médenine (ISET Médenine) and the Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques de Tataouine (Tataouine). The two partnerships will focus on improving higher education and workforce development programs at these Tunisian institutions to produce a workforce with the relevant skills to support the country development goals. During the online information sessions (December 6, 2011 and January 18, 2012), various officials from Tunisia expressed a sincere and earnest interest in understanding and linking to U.S. community colleges.
See Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from the last online discussion. Also see a streaming video where Jalal Ezzine, Director General for International Cooperation of the Tunisian Ministry of Education, talks about the Tunisian government’s interest in working with U.S. higher education, especially community colleges. See Tunisian Ministry of Education statement on international cooperation with U.S. community colleges.
Visit the HED website for the complete RFA and other current RFA opportunities.
Other RFAs with due dates in February: