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Bridging the Skills Gap (infographic)

September 2017 — This infographic highlights findings from the study, Bridging the Skills Gap: Insights from Employers, Educators and Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean. Details include the education and employment context in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as key research findings and policy recommendations to improve communication and collaboration among educators and employers. The infographic also shares innovative education models in Colombia, the Dominican Republic and El Salvador that are effectively closing the skills gap.

Bridging the Skills Gap: Reflections from Employers, Educators and Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean: Colombia Country Report (Spanish)

September 2017 — Building from the regional report, Bridging the Skills Gap: Insights from Employers, Educators and Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean, and funded by the FHI Foundation, this report presents findings from a 10-month exploration of the secondary education school-to-work transition in Colombia. The study’s authors conducted more than 100 interviews with students, teachers, employers and public officials from across the country to explore trends in youth employability and the skills gap inhibiting Colombian youth from securing productive employment opportunities.

The report addresses these questions:

  • Which skills are needed for employability in Colombia?
  • What skills do students currently acquire in the formal education system?
  • What innovative delivery models are currently used to improve skill acquisition and youth employability?

See similar work in the Dominican Republic.

Bridging the Skills Gap: Reflections from Employers, Educators and Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean: Dominican Republic Country Report (Spanish)

September 2017 — Building from the regional report, Bridging the Skills Gap: Insights from Employers, Educators and Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean, and funded by the FHI Foundation, this report presents findings from a 10-month exploration of the secondary education school-to-work transition in the Dominican Republic. The study’s authors conducted more than 100 interviews with students, teachers, employers and public officials from across the country to explore trends in youth employability and the pervasive skills gap inhibiting Dominican youth from securing productive employment opportunities.

The report addresses these questions:

  • Which skills are needed for employability in the Dominican Republic?
  • What skills do students currently acquire in the formal education system?
  • What innovative delivery models are currently used to improve skill acquisition and youth employability?

See similar work in Colombia.

Bridging the Skills Gap: Insights from Employers, Educators, and Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean

October 2016 — The authors of this report synthesized findings from a 10-month investigation of the secondary education school-to-work transition in Colombia, the Dominican Republic and El Salvador. FHI 360 and Results for Development (R4D) developed this study to advance an understanding of the region’s growing “skills gap” and to identify innovative models and mechanisms that promote youth employability. The report draws from in-country interviews with students, teachers, employers and public officials to connect issues regarding formal education and workforce development. The authors address these key questions in the skills gap debate:

  • Which skills are needed for employability in Latin America and the Caribbean?
  • What skills do students currently acquire in the formal education system?
  • What innovative delivery models are currently used to improve skill acquisition and youth employability?