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Skills to Access the Green Economy (SAGE) Program – SAGE-03

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Project type: Technical assistance
Local Partner: T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC)
Location: Grenada
Country: Grenada
Amount: $600,000
Dates: Feb. 2020 - Apr. 2023
Other Partners: Marine Institute (MI), Memorial University


The Skills to Access the Green Economy (SAGE) Program is funded by the Government of Canada and managed by Colleges and Institutes Canada. SAGE aims to help create a better qualified labor force in the Caribbean region by supporting demand-driven technical and vocational education training (TVET) in key economic sectors associated with climate change resulting in graduates from preparatory programs, short and long-term technical and vocational education and training (TVET) courses and apprenticeships.

SAGE will develop training programs that link adolescent girls and women and youth, educational institutions and employers in a way that helps small and medium enterprises (SMEs) become more competitive and adapt to climate change. SAGE will also support Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), particularly the action area of Human dignity.

The SAGE-03 partnership recognizes and will work within the significant efforts already taking place in Grenada to strengthen the country’s ability to adapt to climate change impacts and mitigate climate change. This project will aim to support organizations already working to bolster the green and blue economies which will provide employment that is both sustainable for its citizens and sustainable for its natural environment.

The SAGE-03 project focuses also on the blue economy, and specifically on coastal and water resource management. The overall goal of the project is to strengthen TAMCC’s capacity to develop a new CBET-based Associate Diploma Program in Water and Coastal Management as well as relevant short courses and preparatory programs.

Services provided

  • Development of CBET training programs
  • Development and delivery of technical and pedagogical oriented teacher training
  • Advising on industry linkages
  • Establish certification options to recognize prior learning and short course completion
  • Enhancing student support career development services
  • Development of applied research projects