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Technical careers, effective for economic recovery in Latin America – World Bank

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Short-cycle higher education programs, such as technical careers, can be very effective in boosting employment and economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean, hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Bank said Wednesday.

Technical courses, generally of two or three years' duration and oriented to the labor market, offer relatively quick and well-paid job opportunities. As such, they can help generate the human capital needed to overcome the unprecedented economic crisis caused by the covid-19 pandemic, the Washington-based development institution said.

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