Can business input improve the effectiveness of worker training?: evidence from Brazil's Pronatec-MDIC

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This study evaluates the employment effects of a publicly-run national technical vocational education training program in Brazil that explicitly takes input from firms in determining the location, scale, and skill content of courses offered. Using exogenous course capacity restrictions, the study finds that those completing the course following receipt of a course offer have an 8.6 per cent increase in employment over the year following course completion. These effects come from previously unemployed trainees who find employment at non-requesting firms. The demand-driven program's...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Industry; Outcomes; Employment

Keywords: Training program; Training content; Education industry relationship; Relevance of education and training; Education work relationship; Employability; Case study

Geographic subjects: Brazil; South America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: World Bank, 2017

Physical description: 60 p.

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Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 129.723

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