Publications

Programa Formujer
The purpose of the FORMUJER Programme (Programme to Strengthen Technical and Vocational Training of Low Income Women in Latin America) is to promote and strengthen the capacities of the institutions of the region to design and implement policies intended to improve the quality, relevance...
Vargas, Fernando
Key competencies and lifelong learning: three perspectives on these subjects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since the second half of the 1990s the labour competency approach has been spreading in the Latin American and Caribbean region, and the extraordinary capacity of the...
Vargas, Fernando
Five years have gone by after the first electronic publishing of this document. During that time, there has been an incredible progress both in terms of conceptual formulations and the application of labour competency. This is why this publication has been made, now printed as well,...
Programa Formujer
Vocational and technical training policies can contribute substantively to the process of expanding opportunities and of overcoming the various manifestations of inequity, poverty and social exclusion, for which purpose the simultaneous challenge of strengthening employability of...
Barbagelata, Héctor Hugo
Many industrial societies are undergoing a dynamic mutation caused mainly by technology, wich propels them into the era of information and communications. Changes are so speedy and dramatic,and inevitably both so creative and destructive from a social point of view, that it is impossible...
Casanova, Fernando
This publication has been prepared with the precise objective of supporting trade union training activities directed both to negotiate and participate in the management of vocational training strategies, in particular within the working places. It deals with aspects regarding the...
Casanova, Fernando; Galhardi, Regina; Gamerdinger, George; Ramírez Guerrero, Jaime; Rodgers, Gerry; Vargas, Fernando
The process of economic globalization has transformed the competitiveness of enterprises, of sectors or branches of activity, and of national productive systems, into one of the main -if not the most important of all- factors conditioning the economic and...
Mertens, Leonard
The basic proposal of this study is to show that it is feasible and profitable to enhance the productivity and working conditions of organisations through the ongoing learning of their personnel. In the author´s viewpoint, training and productivity are strongly correlated concepts....
OIT/Cinterfor
It may call the attention that decency and work will join together as a new compound, when, not so far, the expression "a working man" was synonym of a "a decent person". What has happened since then so as to be necessary , in the threshold of a new millennium, "create a paradigm of...
OIT/Cinterfor
In Latin America and the Caribbean, training has characteristic and original traits that differentiate it from what can exist in other regions of the world. This is evident both in its history and in the present of its institutional geography, as well as in the concepts and...
OIT/Cinterfor
In this document, an attempt is being made at a first approach to these questions; gathered together are the experiences of vocational training agencies, accumulated over these many years, as well as the contributions of Ministries of Labour in the definition of public policies and...
Mertens, Leonard
The concept of labour competence emerged in the 1980s in certain industrialized countries, particularly in those which were finding it difficult to link the training system to the needs of manufacturing industry. The problems experienced in these countries were not only quantitative; in...
OIT/Cinterfor
Ducci, María Angélica
This study was commissioned as part of a World Bank program of research and policy analysis on vocational and technical education and training in developing countries. Launched in 1988, the study was supported by the World Bank, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische...

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