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ERIC Number: ED407570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Analysis of Chilean Forestry Occupations: An International Partnership Model.
Millan, Jaime; And Others
Chile lacks a sufficiently trained work force of forestry professionals to support the economic growth. Chile's basic economic comparative advantages have been availability and low cost of land, high growth speed of species used in plantations, and a low-cost labor force. Economic development has brought a rise in labor costs and consequently a loss of basic competitive advantage. The only way to maintain the forestry sector's competitiveness is to raise its productivity. The first forestry technicians school was founded in 1966, and forestry vocational schools were created in 1995. A partnership must be established between the educational sector and the productive sector. The work force education effort must be addressed to all levels, both management, planning, and execution levels. The task must be shared between the state and the forestry industries and companies. Since 1980, two Chilean universities that were concerned about forestry professionals' training have joined in a curriculum evaluation study and established contact with specialists at the University of Arkansas. This international partnership has adapted the Vocational-Technical Education Consortium of States model to the Chilean situation. Results have included the forestry occupations analysis, preliminary occupational profile, and the process of training the trainers. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile