The Pacific Alliance Education for Employment Program for sustainable development and skills for employment in the extractive sector of the Pacific Alliance (AP), is a regional program implemented in four Latin American countries (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru).
Its intervention is based on two main principles.
- The first concerns the establishment of institutional partnerships to provide technical assistance and support for the skills development of a local labour force that is marginalized due to insufficient qualifications for jobs offered by industry, or to generate employment that would provide them with sufficient income to escape poverty.
- The second component of the intervention is aimed at supporting extractive sector governance through technical assistance and the establishment of a program to share experiences and best practices (legal, environmental, socio-economic, community, etc.) between representatives of the Canadian private and public Extractive Sector, and PA technical group stakeholders, representatives of the extractive and environmental sectors, and Indigenous communities of the four member countries.
- At least 750 officers from the associated ministries will benefit from the dialogue on best practices.
- 131 directors and managers from institutes and Ministries of Education will have their capacity in leadership and institutional management strengthened.
- More than 105 trainers will be trained in pedagogical strategies related to teaching and evaluating the programs according to the competence-based education and training approach.
- A Minimum of 140 employers and 1,400 learners will directly benefit from the Program.
EFE-PA is a five-year (2016-2021) program funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada. It has a budget of CAD $16M.