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The Pacific Alliance Education for Employment Program (PA-EFE)

Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru | North America, South America

Project Description

The Pacific Alliance Education for Employment Program (PA-EFE) is focused on enhancing local expertise in the extractive sector in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) provides technical assistance and training by partnering with governments as well as educational institutions in each member country in order to address current and future labour needs of the sector. Through this program, youth, men and women will have access to employment, directly or indirectly tied to the extractive sector in the Pacific Alliance (PA) region. The program also aims at establishing intitutional partnerships through dialogue between representatives from the Canadian private and public extractive industry on one hand, and PA technical group stakeholders, representatives from the extractive and environmental sectors, and indigenous communities of the four member countries on the another hand. These partnerships enable participants to share lessons and best practices regarding policies, regulations as well as environmental and corporate social responsibility practices related to the extractive industry.

Start Date:

July 1, 2016

End Date:

December 31, 2021

Objectives

Ultimate

Increased socio-economic opportunities for men and women in a sustainable and inclusive extractive sector in the Pacific Alliance

Intermediate

(i) Sustainable growth of dialogue between Pacific Alliance countries with Canada’s support regarding sustainable policies, strategic directions and practices in – (a) the development of qualified technical labour in the extractive sector and (b) equity with regards to employment conditions and ensuring the academic success of women and men;

(ii) Improved employability of youth, men and especially women through technical and vocational education and training (TVET), in selected regions of the 4 Pacific Alliance countries in the extractive sector, taking sustainable development into account.

Funded By

Global Affairs Canada

Electricity and energy efficiency; Electricity and entrepreneurship for women and indigenous populations

Results Achieved:
College Partner(s):
College of the New Caledonia (lead); Nova Scotia Community College; Niagara College

Mining

Results Achieved:
College Partner(s):
Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Mining

Results Achieved:
College Partner(s):
New Brunswick Community College (lead); Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Environmental Resources Technology

Results Achieved:
College Partner(s):
Niagara College (lead); Fanshawe College; Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Industrial Mechanics and Industrial Electrical Mechanics

Results Achieved:
College Partner(s):
Marine Institute of Memorial University (lead); Niagara College; Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Renewal Energy and Alternative Source of Energy

Results Achieved:
College Partner(s):
Collège Montmorency (lead); Cégep de Jonquière; Camosun College

Metallurgy and Heavy Equipment Maintenance

Results Achieved:
College Partner(s):
Nova Scotia Community College (lead); College of the New Caledonia; British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

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