On the Job Training

Program

The objective of the project FRG/96/S38 is to introduce and to impulse successful models of training and skilling on human resources to improve the productivity and competitiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean through the analysis of the technical and professional training in the different areas of labor, in large companies and industries as well as in small and medium-sized enterprises, in the private and the public sector, also its effect and importance in vulnerable groups, like women and in the future ethnic groups. The project has succeeded to establish a relationship network with state organisms and enterprises and labor force over it which can lean the activities of technical assistance in the different examined areas.



This project carried out by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) counts with the financial and technical support of the German Society of Technical Cooperation (GTZ). The project has developed activities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, el Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Uruguay.
It has been considered advisable to carry out a second phase of this project oriented to areas of policy design and strategies definition, in order to use the results and the organization of this first phase to produce impact over the productivity and the equity through the intervention in the areas of education and training, considering the specific local contexts. The bottom line is to transfer to the governments and agents linked to the education, the results of the first phase. This is hoped to achieve transferring the information obtained, the analysis made, the proposal of policies, improving the existing policies instruments or creating new ones when necessary, and leading technical assistance to governments, enterprise associations, companies and unions on selected countries of the region.

Project Phase II
In the second phase of this project, work is developed on six countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, and Dominican Republic. In this phase, complementary information will be looked for, on sectors linked to the informality and to the "new economy", but the stress is set on the design of policies and strategy definitions with the point in using the results of the analysis carried out to produce impact over the productivity and the equity through the interventions in the areas of education and training, considering the specific local contexts. The bottom line is to transfer to the governments and the agents linked to the education the results of the first and second phase. This is hoped to achieve giving out the information obtained, the analysis made, the proposal of policies, improving of the existing policy instruments or creating new ones when necessary, and leading technical assistance to governments, enterprise associations, companies and unions on selected countries of the region and other that may require. The technical assistance is oriented to:
  • The implementation of more effective modalities,
  • The design of the education schemes that count on the feminine condition,
  • Adaptation of the successful education patterns to the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Strengthening of the state organizations, enterprises and unions that may implement effective education programs.
Countries in Study
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Dominican Republic
  • Uruguay
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