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
A single stable career is an artifact and Rolodex schooling its platform. Stackable credentials where qualifications are fitted together like Lego bricks is a new frontier. The unbundling of education content into smaller components is mimicking the music industry that once released an album of songs but now disaggregates its content- streaming single tracks across portals like … [Read more...] about Stackable Credentials
Innovation levels in the Caribbean region are relatively low. On average, roughly 19 percent of Caribbean firms reported having engaged in some form of innovation in the past three years. The range varies from the lowest, at 4.8 percent of firms in Dominica, to the highest at 53 percent of firms in Guyana. A higher proportion of firms reported their intention to engage in … [Read more...] about How much do workforce skills matter for innovation in the Caribbean?
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
Featured image: design composition by Lynn Saghir, Communications and Creative Director, Inter-American Development Bank - Composition made from Shutterstock photos Disrupting the present to write and right the future of the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)’s video ‘Jump Caribbean’ presents a vision of what the Caribbean can look like in 2040. A … [Read more...] about UWI, IDB partnering to promote innovation and job creation in the Caribbean