Women’s Economic Linkages and Employment Development

Reporting Organization:World University Service of Canada (WUSC)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 6,600,425
Timeframe: March 17, 2017 - December 31, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

World University Service of Canada (WUSC)

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Jordan - $ 5,877,018.42 (89.04%)

Region - Total Budget Allocation

Developing countries, unspecified - $ 723,406.58 (10.96%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (40 %)

Education (32.05 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (16.03 %)

Other (6.58 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (5.34 %)

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This project aims to remove barriers to women’s access to the labour market in Salt, Irbid, and East-Amman. It seeks to provide skills-based development in the private health sector, find solutions to child care challenges and identify safe and affordable transportation to and from work. Project activities include: (1) collaborating with Jordan’s Private Hospital Association and Vocational Training Centres to develop new skills-based curricula for health workers; (2) working with the private sector to boost female employment and to reduce both the real and perceived additional costs of hiring women; and (3) linking public and private sectors to promote on-the job apprenticeships in the health administration for female graduates of the vocational training programs.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women
Total Direct Population: 190
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project are: (1) increased employment of women; and (2) reduced gender-specific barriers to women’s entrepreneurship and to women entering into and remaining in the workforce.

Achieved Results

WE LEAD has made an impact in its three target communities by introducing new training programs into the TVET sector in Jordan. This includes: (1) delivery of 2 training programs co-developed by Camosun College, VTC and the private sector; (2) 20 instructors identified and trained; and (3) 52 women graduated from the Medical Office Assistant (MOA) training program, while an additional 32 students in the Health Support Worker (HSW) training program started internships in April 2019. A training program for accreditation of Early Childhood Development (ECD) caregivers has been initiated in year two and is being further assessed and discussed with the VTC. E-TVET Fund has been identified as a national partner is covering the transportation fees for 86 of 91 participants from the first cohort of project trainees. Overall, the project is already showing signs of increased women’s empowerment in the health sector in Jordan.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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