Professional Technical Education in Panama

Since its creation in 2006, the INADEH has capacitated 439,878 people in a variety of disciplines.

Friday, June 26, 2009

The National Institute of Professional Formation and Education for Human Development (INADEH acronym in Spanish) began in 2006 as a new iteration of its predecessor, the National Institute for Professional Education. Just months before the referendum on the expansion of the Panama Canal, an increase in demand for qualified personnel became apparent.

Donning a considerable budget, the INADEH is currently the center of reference for companies who send their personnel for training. This highlights that 94% of the organizations surveyed were satisfied with the results.

Kerem Pérez, in an article for Martesfinanciero.com, notes that: “the courses given by this institution aren’t just aimed at supporting the expansion of the Canal. They are also for refineries, commercial activities, beauty salons, air transport, navigation, gastronomy, and tourism.”

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Companies Should Participate in Technical Education

July 2015

The private sector claims that it is not enough to invest $10 million in the construction of a technical school if the academic programs are not developed considering the staffing needs of the productive sectors.

The problem of a shortage of technically skilled labor in Panamanian companies will not be resolved if educational programs do not take as a starting point the demands of the productive sector.

Professional Training Agreement Signed in Panama

July 2012

The company Norberto Odebrecht and the National Institute of Vocational Training for Human Development (Inadeh) have signed an agreement for cooperation and training.

The aim is to cover the lack of trained personnel to meet the demand generated by the third phase of the coastal road "Cinta Costera".

Panama Launches Machine Worker Training Program

June 2010

Developed by INADEH, the program seeks to train 600 Heavy Machine Operators in 270 hour courses.

The National Human Development Training Institute (INADEH), is looking to prepare qualified laborers for them to participate in the Expansion of the Panama Canal and other infrastructure projects.

Works Begin at Third Set of Locks

January 2010

Consortium "Grupo Unidos por el Canal" will begin building the locks at the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal on January.

The consortium will start at the end of January in order to take advantage of the dry season.

"Personnel will be hired gradually... when the construction peaks, in mid-2011, there will be between 5.000 and 5.500 people working", reported Prensa.com.

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