AGEXPORT signs an agreement to strengthen the Human Capital of Guatemala
The Minister of Economy, Janio Rosales, together with authorities and representatives of the Ministries of Finance, Education, Labor and Social Welfare, PRONACOM, Intecap, Segeplan; Municipality of Guatemala, Agexport, Fundesa, Chamber of Industry, Universidad del Valle, Funsepa and the Association of Managers of Guatemala, participated this Wednesday in the signing of the Inter-institutional Cooperation Agreement for the establishment of a technical table for the development of human capital, within the framework of the Plan ‘Guatemala No Se Detiene’ (Guatemala Moving Forward).
As part of the actions framed in the General Government Policy 2020-2024, firm steps continue to be taken to benefit Guatemalans through the strengthening of the different linchpins of the Plan ‘Guatemala No Se Detiene’, an unprecedented inter-institutional effort that is generating sustainable development for Guatemalans and in which AGEXPORT is a part.
This technical table will allow 4 fundamental aspects to be addressed: 1) Detection of opportunities for improvement in the productive sectors with respect to human capital. 2) Linking of supply and demand in the labor market. 3) Establishing of links with the key actors in the processes of improving the needs of Human Capital; and 4) Support for the actions that each public or private entity carries out to promote and improve skills and competencies with the aim of achieving greater and better employability.
Through this joint effort, AGEXPORT and the Ministry of Economy, together with the other signatory institutions, will prioritize those skills demanded by the Guatemalan and foreign productive sector contemplated in the PPG 2020-2024 and in the Guatemala No Se Detiene plan, with which they expect to achieve:
• 90,000 people trained in English in the next 5 years.
• 20,000 trained in programming in 5 years.
• Improve the training of pre-managerial and managerial skills.