Making it easier to get jobs and start a business In July of 2018, the Ministry of Labour in The Bahamas issued an exciting announcement: The first ever group of students in the Latin America-Caribbean region received their graduation certificates on the blockchain. The lucky graduating class was the first cohort to pass through the National Training Agency’s (NTA) Workforce … [Read more...] about The Bahamas Pioneers Blockcerts for Development
By Fernando Pavón How can innovation be embedded to enhance resilience in the Caribbean? The Caribbean, a region known for weathering hurricanes, faces challenges beyond natural disasters. With an economic growth that is weak and dependent on only a few sectors— tourism or commodity exports —emphasis needs to be placed on economic and technological changes and how … [Read more...] about Embracing innovation and change to thrive
By Fernando Pavón The automated verification of qualifications and skills is here! Can three global industries—Maritime, IT/Telecom, and Medical Services— make up a world-class workforce? Can technology be used to carry out this endeavor? The Bahamas is embarking upon this ambitious project, connecting Bahamian talent through the national apprenticeship program, … [Read more...] about Can three global industries make up a world-class workforce?
By Fernando Pavon The IDB supports maritime industry leadership in pursuit of skills development in the Bahamas How can we train the future operators of the maritime industry? Can apprenticeships offer appropriate training for this industry? With support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Government of The Bahamas will launch its National Apprenticeship … [Read more...] about How can we train the future operators of the maritime industry?
By Raquel Fernandez-Coto, Fernando Pavon, and Mariangela Mendoza https://youtu.be/y11Vvi3sm2Q Can a system that was developed in the middle ages be the answer to a 21st-century problem? Apprenticeship programs are presented as a promising formula to counteract the Caribbean youth unemployment and productivity challenges. In the last two decades, the average rate … [Read more...] about Apprenticeships: a solution to youth unemployment in the Caribbean