Canada supports vocational training in Peru

Chargé d’affaires of the Canadian Embassy, Michael Pawsey, participating at the conference.

In February, the Canadian Embassy participated in the conference “Education and Employment for National Development” (available in Spanish only) an event organised within the framework of the Education for Employment project.

This initiative, implemented by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, Peru’s Ministry of Education and Ministry of Labour, with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada, aims at strengthening institutions delivering technical-vocational training to young Peruvians at a regional and national level. This programme seeks to give students better access to practical, vocational education services that will, in turn, open up better professional development opportunities for them.

The conference “Education and Employment for National Development” brought together for the first time stakeholders from the education and employment sectors of all regions of Peru so that they could participate in a series of workshops related to peer-learning, skill-development and the strengthening of institutional links.

During this event, Michael Pawsey, Chargé of the Canadian Embassy, highlighted that “Canada wishes to encourage the efficient integration of young Peruvians into the labour market so that they can contribute towards the economic growth and prosperity of Peru.” He added that “this commitment to education is also at the heart of the Pacific Alliance. The participation of both Peru and Colombia in this project reflects this line of action.”

Employment for Education contributes more than $20 million Canadian dollars to the strengthening of economic productivity in three countries of the Andean region: Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. This initiative is part of the Canadian government’s efforts in supporting sustainable economic development by investing in people in Peru and in the Americas.

For more information on Education for Employment, please visit the international cooperation project database of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development and the Association of Canadian Colleges’ website.

Participants of the “Education and Employment for National Development” conference.

Simeon McKay, First Secretary (Cooperation) and Michael Pawsey, Chargé d’affaires of the Canadian Embassy with Sylvain Goudreau, ACCC representative.