The Caribbean islands are among the most vulnerable areas in the world to climate change, which puts their economy, environment and population at great risk. The Skills to Access the Green Economy Program (SAGE) will help Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, and St. Lucia become more resilient by supporting demand-driven technical and vocational education training (TVET) in key economic sectors associated with climate change in the Caribbean.
The SAGE program aims to increase the capacity of local training institutions to deliver gender-sensitive skills training programs that meet economic and environmental needs in the region, by leveraging the expertise of Canadian colleges and institutes. It also encourages the participation of adolescent girls and women, youth and vulnerable populations in demand-driven TVET fields. Ultimately this will lead to an increased participation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in gender equitable workforce planning, development, training and certification.
The ultimate outcome of the program is a more qualified labour force for employment in key economic sectors associated with climate change in the Caribbean.