Traditional degrees take years and often thousands of dollars to acquire—and they sometimes fail to prepare students for the workplace. They are costly for individuals, their families, companies, and society, in terms of both direct outlays and opportunity costs. Recognizing the high cost of a post-secondary degree, both students and employers are looking for more pertinent, … [Read more...] about How Can Alternative Credentials Help Close the Skills Gap?
21 century skills
The COVID-19 pandemic widened pre-existing opportunity, skills, and achievement gaps, with devastating impacts on our future generations. It has been more than two years and a half since the pandemic has changed the lives of 165 million students in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), who, on average, lost 237 days of school and faced tremendous learning losses. … [Read more...] about Youth Skills Development: Preparing Young People for the Future
A digital citizen is a person who uses information technology (IT) to participate in society, politics, and government. Karen Mossberger defines it as " those who use the Internet regularly and effectively" in her book Digital Citizenship: The Internet, Society, and Participation. They have a comprehensive understanding of digital citizenship, which is responsible and … [Read more...] about Digital Citizenship: Do We Have Both Rights and Duties in the Online Space?
We’re witnessing a new boom in the audiovisual industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. Financially speaking, it’s estimated that in 2019 alone, more than $5.7 billion US dollars were invested in audiovisual productions, which led to the creation of more than 1.6 million direct and indirect jobs in Latin America, according to a study from Olsberg SPI .And the … [Read more...] about The future of the entertainment industry depends on skills, developing creative talent, and diversity of voices
Giancarlo Raicovi is the founder of Doctor CV and serial entrepreneur awarded for his innovative spirit by private firms and the governments of Peru and Chile. He is an employability expert and a special guest in our blog series about the development of #skills21 in Latin America and the Caribbean. In the past, we used to write our resumé to persuade the person reading … [Read more...] about Digital skills to write a 21st Century CV and navigate the labor market with Artificial Intelligence