Skills shortage threatens Costa Rican economy

Costa Rica faces a shortage of manpower with skills in engineering, management and the English language.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Emmanuel Hess, director general of the export promotion agency, Procomer, said the education system is failing to meet the needs of the economy.
More statistics are required, he added. "Statistics are needed on how many people graduate, what their skills are and whether they can speak English. These are the first things that companies want to know when they think about investing in the country."



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