Educational Services: New Reality Challenges

Shorter university degrees that focus on technical areas and the new requirements of the productive sector are some of the changes that will be part of the new reality of the education business.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

In this context of radical changes caused by the covid-19 crisis, new labor trends will require the development of competencies, such as entrepreneurship, agility, adaptability and service mentality, digital skills, food, telecommuting and home-based businesses, health and hygiene, e-commerce, new distribution and logistics models, information technology and robotics.

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In this context, universities must adapt their study programs to the demands that are already emerging in the new economic and commercial reality. Specialists in the subject anticipate that companies will begin to demand the services of professionals with skills, who adapt to the new lines of business.

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Adriana Angarita, president of the Association of Private Universities of Panama AUPPA, told that "... the trend tends to be that the careers of the future will be short, focused especially on technical areas and very much in function of the new requirements of the productive sector, particularly given the significant changes that the new normal will bring after the covid-19 pandemic."

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Angarita added that "... The business models of companies have changed. We will have to energize new businesses with an important digital component, so we must incorporate new programs that will train the human resource that is going to be necessary in the new normal."

Studies by CentralAmericaData show that in Central America more than 17 million people are looking to acquire educational services through the Internet, and 47% of these consumers explore options to access post-secondary education.

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