August 31, 2017

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

Written by FHI 360

This resource originally appeared on FHI 360’s website. Reposted with permission.

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?

Individual reports for each of the countries in the study will be coming soon.

Download the report >>