Capacity of Lawyers Trained in Private Universities Under Review

The president of the Panama's National Institute of Lawyers has criticized legal qualifications awarded after only two years of study.

Monday, April 11, 2011

While students at Panama's state university graduate after seven years, some private universities award degrees after only two. The concern is that these new legal professionals are not receiving adequate training.

Rubén Elías Rodríguez called for the body in charge of regulating academic qualifications to be more strict with these universities with the aim of controlling the quality of Panama's legal profession.

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Training in Financing of Energy and Infrastructure

August 2013

Over the next few years, Central America must direct significant flows of investment towards modernizing its economic and social infrastructure.

In this process, it will be extremely important that there is active participation of professionals from various disciplines in planning, designing and implementing innovative management and financing models which encourage the development of industry and which channel of public and private capital into projects for power generation, roads, railways, ports, airports, water systems, hospital infrastructure and education, among other things.

Accounting in Nicaragua Not Up to Date

April 2013

The updating of accounting systems in Nicaraguan companies to international standards is too slow.

In Nicaragua there are approximately 30,000 professionals in public accounting and finance, but most of them are not trained in a continuous form.

According to the Association of Accountants of Nicaragua, universities have also been concerned about upgrading their academic programs in accounting.

Regional Banking Training Center

March 2011

The International Banking Institute (IBI) in Panama is aimed at training professionals in banking for Latin America.

Panama seeks to become the education hub for the region's banks, where bankers from across Latin America could come to specialize in administration and management of a bank and expand their knowledge in recent finance programs and other related branches.

Reverse Mentoring

March 2010

Don’t be surprised if your next mentor or counselor seems much too young.

We are used to be taught by people who have more experience than us in the subject matter, which normally implies they are older than us.

In these times of rapid changes, new areas of knowledge and technology arise constantly.

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