Technical Education & Professional Training in Latin America

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On August 11, in conjunction with CAF – Development Bank of Latin America and Argentina’s Instituto Nacional de Educación Tecnológica (INET), the Dialogue organized the international seminar Technical Education and Professional Training in Latin America.

The event convened key policymakers, academics, business professionals, and experts in workforce development to discuss the state of technical education and professional training in Latin America, review lessons from experience, and explore opportunities for reform in the region. Around 200 participants attended the event at INET.

The seminar began with opening remarks by Minister of Education and Sports Esteban Bullrich, followed by a presentation about the educational challenges in Latin America. The first panel featured presentations about skills development in Argentina, Chile, and Latin America as a whole, while the second panel focused on the international experience, specifically on best practices with apprenticeships, competency-based education, and gender in STEM. See presentations below. 

Speaker presentations

Educación y desarrollo de habilidades para el empleo – Ariel Fiszbein (Inter-American Dialogue)
Agenda Educativa CAF 2016-2020 – Jaime Holguin (CAF)
Educación Superior Técnico Profesional en ChileAlejandra Villarzú (former Undersecretary of ETFP, Chile)
Expandiendo los Apprenticeships: De programas a sistemas duraderos – Robert Lerman (Urban Institute)
Mejores prácticas para la educación basada en competenciasBarbara Rowan (Pearson)
El género en STEMClemencia Cosentino (Mathematica Policy Research)

To see photos from the event, click here

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