Scholarships for U.S. Executives

The U.S. Embassy in El Salvador and Guatemala will select 28 SMEs to participate in an exchange with U.S. companies.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

From a statement by Bpeace.org:

"Considering that the creation of jobs by Salvadoran and Guatemala companies and growing businesses is one of the best ways to help El Salvador and Guatemala thrive, the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador and Guatemala City, the Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the United States Department of State (ECA) in Washington, DC, and Bpeace (Business Council for Peace), a non-profit organization based in the United States, are pleased to announce an open competition.

The new program will benefit 18 small and medium enterprises in El Salvador and 10 small and medium enterprises in Guatemala, and will include travel to the United States to improve competitiveness and receive business advice from American experts who will visit Central America.



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