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Workforce Development in the Post-Pandemic

On September 8, the Education Program, together with Coursera, convened a public online event to present the findings of Coursera’s Global Skills Report and showcase new trends in the labor market.

Daniela Saez, Alejandra Vargas Durango, Daniela Morales

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Youth Employment and Sustaining Latin America’s Economic Recovery

On October 13, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue convened the virtual panel discussion on “Youth Employment and Sustaining Latin America’s Economic Recovery. In partnership with the United Way and Aspen Institute, the Inter-American Dialogue invited panelists to discuss how to create sustainable youth employment, highlighting the need to create better tools for job readiness and new frameworks to create opportunity for young people.

Kaitlyn Blansett, Erik Brand, Patricia Diaz

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Educación técnica y formación profesional en América Latina

Un nuevo informe publicado por CAF – Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina y el Diálogo Interamericano describe cómo los países latinoamericanos han buscado mejorar la pertinencia de la formación de capital humano y qué intervenciones pueden potenciar y mejorar las intervenciones existentes.

Ariel Fiszbein, Maria Oviedo, Sarah Stanton

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The Future of Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

A new report from the Education program analyzes trends in education policy and outcomes, as well as in development assistance and investment. It identifies spaces for US-LAC partnership for new and continued engagement.

Sarah Stanton, Ariel Fiszbein

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English Language Learning in Latin America

English proficiency is a critical tool for competitiveness in the global economy. How can governments implement effective English language learning policies and programs?

Ariel Fiszbein, Kathryn Cronquist

Workforce Training in Latin America

The low skills levels of Latin America’s workforce have led to productivity issues that limit the region’s growth potential.

Ariel Fiszbein, Belén Cumsille, Simón Cueva

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The Skills Development Challenge in Latin America

The lack of adequate skills represents a bottleneck to productivity growth and to the ability of workers to obtain gainful employment in Latin America.

Ariel Fiszbein, Clemencia Cosentino, Belén Cumsille

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Post-Secondary Technical and Vocational Education

Post-secondary technical vocational education is primarily directed towards youth that have recently finished high school, preparing them directly for the labor market.

Ashley Manning

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Apprenticeships: Basic Concepts

Apprenticeships are part of technical and vocational education (TVE) and combine formal education with learning in the workplace.

Belén Cumsille

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Mexico’s Energy Reform: Bridging the Skills Gap

Firms across Latin America are complaining about the difficulties of recruiting workers with the technical skills their businesses demand. Lack of adequate skills is becoming a bottleneck for growth in technologically complex industries, harming government efforts to increase investment in strategic sectors of the economy. In Mexico, the energy reform creates opportunities to generate new jobs and educate and train workers in specialized skillsets, but the country will also face challenges in meeting additional demand for skilled labor.

Lisa Viscidi, Rebecca O’Connor

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