Brazil is investing in vocational education – a great example of a country focused on skill growth, not educational arrogance.
They’ve embraced vocational education as their growing oil and gas industries have required more skilled professionals, including welders, electricians, builders and IT specialists. The infrastructure projects boom, in preparation for the 2016 Olympics, has also led to a skills demand.
The Brazilian Government has boosted vocational education funding from $385 million to $3.8 billion. That’s huge growth and, what’s even more interesting, the Government now refers to vocational education as “professional” education, with schools now called technical institutes.
Institutes have tripled, over the last 8 years Read More