Lack of technically skilled labour is forcing some companies to bear the cost of training their employees.
Food technology and industrial electronics courses haven arisen precisely in response to the needs of the private sector, which increasingly needs employees with technical training.This was explained to Elnuevodiario.com.ni by Berta Mayela Quintanilla, "... Director General of Fundación Victoria, an organization authorized by the Inatec to offer mid-level technical courses."
A virtual seminar on logistics practices for export to the United States has been organized for October 25th.
The free webinar organized by the Secretariat of Economic Integration (SIECA) aims to provide training via the internet for professionals, students and people in general in the region interested in learning about the requirements and opportunities available for SMEs to import and export to the American market.
A trust has been approved which will start off with $1.2 million to fund training plans and provide work training for free zone companies.
The funds for the Trust come from the Ministry of Foreign Trade's budget, and "... companies that receive the incentive must also provide part of the funding for the program that they request, according to the ministry."
A call is being made to professionals in the area of auditing and risk management to attend the first Latin American Seminar on Governance, Risk and Control on April 14 and 15 in Panama.
The Latin American Foundation of Internal Auditors (FLAI) and the Institute of Internal Auditors of Panama (IAI Panama), in partnership with the Institute of Global Internal Auditors (IIA Global) is convening the first Latin American Seminar on Governance, Risk and Control - SELAT GRC 2016 , on April 14 and 15 to be held in the Hotel Riu Panama Plaza, reported Panamaamerica.com.pa.
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.
In Costa Rica teachers at the National Institute who trains technicians, are preparing to teach classes on "social solidarity economy" under the concept that "private businesses have little or no critical concience about workers".
Private companies are wary of the recent inclusion of concepts related to cooperatives and unions in the educational programs at the National Institute of Learning, whose main objective is the teaching of technical skills, and whose resources come mainly, with 80%, from the private sector.
Despite its development in advanced countries, including the more established social democracies, dual education is fundamentally opposed by those who will always be threatened by any changes.
As with education unions throughout Latin America, where there is an imperative need for radical changes in education systems which are increasingly lagging behind the rest of the world, in Costa Rica the corporation of education workers is radically opposed to any changes, even those that have proven successful in countries with political systems focused on social welfare such as the European social democracies, as is dual education.
Dual education is a system which corrects the permanent discrepancy that exists between centralized education and labor supply, reducing youth unemployment and increasing the productivity of economies.
The use of professional training is the foundation for the success of Germany's productivity, and has been adopted in most European countries, with particular strength in Austria and Switzerland. In Germany it has helped the country to maintain a low rate of youth unemployment and has ensured a supply of technical experts for their companies and from this the competitiveness of the German economy has increased.
Preparations are being made for the opening of a training center to improve the quality of services provided in the main tourist city of Nicaragua.
The Tourism School will focus on training for businesses in the city of Granada, with an academic program focused on "... providing accommodation, reception techniques, food handling, tour guides and techniques for guides, among other things. "
Only three out of ten people are employed formally, while the labor participation of women is half that of men, among other reasons, because labor legislation has rigidities that inhibit their employment.
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