The plan is financed with non-reimbursable funds from the Inter-American Development Bank, as part of the $500,000 Multi Donor Fund
created with donations from Germany and Switzerland. - Photo for illustration purposes only -
Published on Wednesday, July 21, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
The Ministry of Public Education, in collaboration with the Omar Dengo Foundation and other public institutions, announced the plan to implement a new plan for improving technical education in public schools.
According to the Costa Rican Coalition of Development Initiatives Agency, CINDE, the plan is financed with non-reimbursable funds from the Inter-American Development Bank, as part of the $500,000 Multi Donor Fund created with donations from Germany and Switzerland.
This strategy, the first of its kind in Central America, will allow industry-recognized certifications for improving the capacity of the technical secondary education system to offer employment alternatives in mixing training, in-person and virtual, the agency said in its statement.
The plan will begin in 20 professional technical high schools in the provinces of Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia and San Josť. The training will be focused on the specialties of industrial electronics, web development and communication networks.
It is estimated that the student will achieve a medium-level technical degree in these specialties, which will improve their chances of finding a job.
Unemployment is a big issue in Costa Rica. The National Employment Survey shows an unemployment rate of 17.7%, meaning there are approximately more than 430,500 people without registered jobs in the country from March to May 2021.
Another program to support Costa Rican students was recently announced by the Costa Rican- USA Foundation for Cooperation.
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