The LMI Education Pillar activities increase access to educational and training opportunities. English language training programs facilitate the learning of technical English among experts working in the LMI pillar fields. Activities also promote networking opportunities among regional experts and alumni of sub-regional programs and U.S.-LMI exchanges.
The USAID Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training (COMET) project will help universities and vocational centers to increase the number of skilled workers in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, accounting, and tourism (STEM+AT) fields in the Lower Mekong countries. COMET will help bridge the gap between the private sector, universities and vocational centers in order to ensure the supply of skilled workers meets the demands of local employers.