Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training
Skills anticipation. The Transfer of the SENAI Prospective Model.
The SENAI has developed a Prospection Model that makes it possible to anticipate the demand for professional competencies and is based on different types of analyses: basically, technological, organizational, emerging occupations, impact, occupational trends, compared VT and thematic antennae. In order to perform these studies, SENAI connects with a variety of interlocutors: universities, enterprises, science and technology centres, sectoral experts and others.
The SENAI prospective makes it possible to achieve a full overview of the educational, technological and occupational context.
The SENAI Prospective Model has proved its validity, quality and relevance, both in Latin America and in other regions1. This acknowledgement extends to the vocational training institutions (VTIs) that make up the network coordinated by ILO/Cinterfor, which have repeatedly requested the transfer of this knowledge.
Fulfilling the ILO/Cinterfor’s mission of developing a permanent community for learning and South-South cooperation is possible thanks to cooperation between the VTIs. In addition, management, sharing and collective building of knowledge constitute a salient feature of VT in Latin America and the Caribbean, which has led to very significant outcomes. In keeping with this tradition which is so well-rooted in the region, SENAI and ILO/Cinterfor have deemed it appropriate to transfer the SENAI Prospective Model to several institutions simultaneously, inasmuch as the contributions made by different agencies can facilitate the integration of a critical mass which, in turn, can have a significant multiplying effect.
This paper provides a compilation of the results of the process of the programme “Skills anticipation – The Transfer of the SENAI Prospective Model” developed with five agencies: INA/Costa Rica, INFOTEP/Dominican Republic, INSAFORP/El Salvador, INTECAP/Guatemala and INADEH/Panama.