Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training
Training, labour and knowledge
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 links it has with other spheres of the social and economic life of the countries of the region. There have been original conceptual advances in this field, that have led to the current understanding and practice of training as a labour, technological and educational occurrence. The institutional history of training in the region is unique, as are also unique the ways in which the different countries of the region are facing the challenges of phenomena such as economic globalisation, technological change, or the new forms of organisation of labour and production. The region is today, in respect of training, an authentic nursery of innovative experiences in methodologies, organisational arrangements, financial schemes and strategic alliances among players.