RIAL OEA

Intersectoral Workshop on Youth Employment - Coordination between Education and Labor

Taller intersectorial Mexico 2014

 

Place and Date: Brasilia, Brazil, December 15 and 16, 2016
Venue: Event Center, Confederación Nacional de Trabajadores de Comercio (CNTC)
Address: AV W5 - SGAS, 902, Bloco C, Brasilia – DF, Brasil

Gallery of Photos - Ministry of Labor of Brazil

Gallery of Photos - OAS

ORGANIZERS

  • OAS, through its Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (IACML) and the Inter-American Network for Labor Administration (RIAL).
  • Government of Brazil, through the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Education


PARTICIPANTS

Technical officers from the Ministries of Labor and Ministries of Education, workers’ and employers’ representatives, international organizations and other stakeholders.


OBJECTIVES

  • Learn about the strategies adopted by the Ministries of Education and Labor to improve education and vocational training systems, and prepare the labor force considering each country’s development needs and productive sector demands. In the framework of these strategies, it is important to recognize the changes to the world of work and the demands imposed by new technologies and the so-called “fourth industrial revolution” on employment, education and training.
  • Identify and analyze specific collaboration and coordination initiatives between the Ministries of Education and Labor in the region to improve the labor inclusion of youth. Identify lessons learned and policy recommendations.

 

MAIN RESULTS

  • Delegates from the Ministries of Labor and Education of 21 Member States of the OAS, representatives of workers and employers, specialist from the ILO, World Bank, OECD, YABT, IOHE, Manpower, OIJ and OAS participated in the Workshop on Youth Employment. The workshop included various spaces for dialogue between the different stakeholders to address the challenges and situation of youth in the Americas.
  • Exchange of experiences and analysis of strategies by the Ministries of Labor and Education, especially together, to achieve a better school-to-work transition, address the challenges of youth inclusion and respond to the new reality of the world of work, marked by the fourth industrial revolution.
  • Analysis and perspectives of the International Organizations, including the OAS, ILO, World Bank and OECD, as well as specialists from Manpower, regarding youth employment, the skills mismatch, the expectations of millennials, the new world of work and the situation of professional training and technical and vocational education in the region.
  • Perspectives from the representatives of youth, Universities, workers and employers, through YABT/OAS, The Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE), and COSATE and CEATAL.
  • A site visit to the Center for Enterprise School Integration, which is a valuable initiative to improve tha school-to-work transition for youth in Brazil.
  • Identification of challenges, lessons learned and policy recommendation on the coordination between education and labor, after a very participatory exchange in three sub-groups. The Technical Secretariat will gather the results in a document, which it will be sending to delegations in January 2017 for their comments and suggestions.

DOCUMENTS


PRESENTATIONS

PANEL 1: CONFERENCE FRAMEWORK: COORDINATION BETWEEN LABOR AND EDUCATION IN RESPONSE TO THE NEW REALITY OF THE WORLD OF WORK AND THE CHALLENGES OF YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

Moderator: Higino Brito Vieira, Director of the Department of Labor and Employment Policies for Youth of the Ministry of Labor of Brazil

  • Organization of American States. Maria Claudia Camacho, Section Chief for Labor and Employment, Dept. of Human Development, Education and Employment, SEDI
  • International Labour Organization (ILO). Gonzalo Graña, National Director of Social Dialogue and Professional Development of CINTERFOR
  • World Bank. Truman Packard, Lead Economist of the Global Practice for Social Protection and Employment
  • MANPOWER. Márcia Almström, Manpower Group HR Director, Strategy and Talent Services

 

PANEL 2: EXPERIENCES OF COORDINATION BETWEEN THE MINISTRIES OF LABOR AND EDUCATION IN RESPONSE TO THE NEW REALITY OF THE WORLD OF WORK AND THE CHALLENGES OF YOUTH INCLUSION

Moderator: Ministry of Education of Brazil

  • Chile. Rodrigo Vasques, Head of the Training Department of the National Service for Training and Employment (SENCE) and Jose Cardenas of the Technical Vocational Training Secretariat of the Ministry of Education
  • Panama. Anayansi Escobar, National Direct of Middle, Professional and Technical Education of the Ministry of Education and Carmen Roner, Head of the Legal Advisory Office of the Ministry of Labor and Employment Development.
  • Jamaica. Dahlia Green, Director a.i of the Electronic Labor Service of the Ministry of Labor, Michele Small Bartley, Director of the Youth Policy Division of the Ministry of Education, and Kevon Campbell, Senior Programme Development Specialist of the Ministry of Education.
  • Mexico. Gerardo Roberto de la Torre, Director of Institutional Coordination and Reports of the National Employment Service, Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare
  • Brazil. Eline Neves Braga Nascimento, Secretary of the Secretariat for Professional and Technical Training of the Ministry of Education and Higino Brito Vieira, Direct of the Department of Labor and Employment Policies for Youth of the Ministry of Labor.

 

PANEL 3: PERSPECTIVES OF SOCIAL ACTORS AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCES

Moderator: Higino Brito Vieira, Direct of the Department of Labor and Employment Policies for Youth of the Ministry of Labor of Brazil

  • YABT. Rafael de Souza Fonseca, President of the Vale Emprender Association and representative of the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT/OAS)
  • IOHE. David Julien, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE)
  • CEATAL. John Craig, Canada Business Council Advocate and representative of the Business Technical Advisory Committee on Labor Matters (CEATAL) and Lidia Marques, Operations and Field Support Officer, Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN).
  • COSATE. Carlos Alberto Guimaraes, Secretary of Youth, National Confederation of Workers in Education, Trade Union Technical Advisory Council (COSATE)