Workforce Development in Tanzania

Between 2001-2004 GLC received 3 grants from the U. S. State Department to conduct training and exchanges for Tanzania. The programs helped train women in local government, businesses to take the benefit of AGOA and increase export potential and to strengthen private sector development.

In May 2005, our delegation of business people from Tanzania participated in a SBDC luncheon  in Toledo, where the presentation was about “The Source” by William Willis, Executive Director of the Lucas County Workforce Investment Board. After this program the Tanzanians emphasized the need and the benefit of establishing similar programs in Tanzania that can help businesses as well as assisting to job seekers. Mr. Willis offered assistance to follow up on this request and work with GLC. During the summer of 2005, GLC –through WSOS - submitted a proposal on “Tanzania Workforce Development” to the State Department, and received a grant to complete an exchange program between September 2005 and December 2007.