New technologies are rapidly changing the skills and abilities that are required in the workplace. By 2020, it is estimated that a quarter of the global workforce will have to look for a new job or radically expand their profiles to include digital and foundational skills. In the Caribbean, this challenge is pressing because some of the key sectors in economies like Jamaica and … [Read more...] about What role do employers play in developing skills for the future of work?
Technology is quickly transforming the way we live and work. Most transactions are digital, information is immediate. Do you remember a time without Google or smart phones? Or the last time you walked into a bank to withdraw money? Soon enough, we won’t need a telephone to communicate because communications capabilities will be built into all the other devices we use — our … [Read more...] about Wanted: Workers with digital skills
By: CAROLINA GONZÁLEZ VELOSA and MARÍA EUGENIA DE DIEGO Some countries are luckier than others. In Latin America and the Caribbean, some have been endowed with an abundance of oil, gas and mineral reserves. This is the case for Chile, Colombia and Peru, where mineral extraction and oil drilling have been important sources of income. However, this abundance can backfire in … [Read more...] about The Future of Trinidad’s Economy Depends on the Skills of its Workforce, Not on Oil and Gas