On October 3, the U.S. Embassy offered a workshop on interviewing skills and résumé writing to a group of young students from the city of El Alto who are currently part of the Access Micro-Scholarship Program. With the help of experts in Human Resources and other embassy volunteers, the students acquired skills that may lead to better jobs, educational prospects, and gained the ability to compete for future exchanges to study in the United States.
The Access Program provides a foundation of English language skills to talented teenagers from economically disadvantaged sectors through after-school classes and intensive sessions. Since its inception in 2004, approximately 95,000 students in more than 85 countries have participated in the Access Program. This program started in 2010 in Bolivia and has already benefited 136 low-income students from El Alto.