Improving job opportunities for youth in Valparaiso

Improving job opportunities for youth in Valparaiso

Author: ·/Friday, June 30, 2017/Categories: NEO In the news

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Chile has been one of the faster growing economies in the region during the last decade. However, like the rest of the Latin American and the Caribbean region, 50 percent of its businesses are struggling to hire qualified workers, especially for technical and operative positions. In parallel, 4.2 million youth, especially those in more disadvantaged situations, have unlocked potential and risk being excluded from economic grow.

In this context, a group of institutions such as Chile’s Ministry of Education; the National Training and Employment Service; Chile Valora; the National Youth Institute; Arcos Dorados; Microsoft; the Business Association of Valparaiso Region; and the Foundation of the University of Playa Ancha decided, at the end of 2016, to join efforts in generating innovative solutions for youth unemployment in Valparaiso. They decided to work together, understanding that youth unemployment is too complex of an issue to be resolved by only one stakeholder. This collective effort is called Alliance NEO Chile

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By: Francisco Larra Bujalance


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