The Strengthening Second Chance Education Programme (2nd Chance Programme) is an initiative facilitated by the internationally recognised examination body, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®). 

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and CXC® have formed a cooperative agreement to promote the strengthening of this programme in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. The goal is to build a sustainable infrastructure that will allow at-risk groups of all interests and abilities to access ‘second chance’ education opportunities tailored to them.

The 2nd Chance Programme will provide youth who have been unable to complete their formal education, with another opportunity or second chance to access educational opportunities tailored specifically to them. The Programme offers two paths of study that will lead to portable, recognised certification and incorporates practical assignment components into its syllabuses. This allows graduates to have the technical requirements, as well as invaluable experience needed when entering the workforce.