Project profile — Skills for Employment in the Extractives Sector of the Pacific Alliance

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Skills for Employment in the Extractives Sector of the Pacific Alliance - Overview
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011137)
2016-07-25 - 2021-09-30
Country / region • Peru (23.45%)
• Chile (23.46%)
• Colombia (23.46%)
• Mexico (23.46%)
• Developing countries, unspecified (6.17%)
Sector • Secondary Education
Vocational training (11330) (78.35%)
• Mineral Resources And Mining
Mineral/mining policy and administrative management (32210) (7.74%)
• Mineral Resources And Mining
Oil and gas (32262) (7.74%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified
Sectors not specified (99810) (6.17%)
Policy marker • Trade development (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) (not targeted)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
Description and results


The project supports Pacific Alliance countries (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru) in strengthening their technical and vocational education and training, and establishing strong, demand-driven and industry-responsive training systems in the extractive sector. The project supports clean development and inclusive growth by collaborating with civil society and the private sector, and promoting responsible natural resource management and commercial practices. Project activities include: (1) providing training for the qualification and employability of vulnerable women, youth and Indigenous peoples, on environmental management and rehabilitation of mining sites; (2) sharing best practices in Canadian and Pacific Alliance institutions on self-employment; and (3) organizing thematic forums to disseminate policies developed on themes common to all Pacific Alliance countries.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased sustainable dialogue among Pacific Alliance countries on policies, guidelines and sustainable practices on professionalization of the extractive sector’s technical workforce and on equitable employment conditions in order to ensure academic achievement of women and men; and (2) improved beneficiaries’ employability, particularly women, in technical and vocational training (TVET), in some regions of the Pacific Alliance countries in the extractive sector, factoring sustainable development.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2019 include: (1) developed terms of reference aimed at providing technical assistance to government authorities for the reinforcement or implementation of a body facilitating consultation between supply and labor market demand in the extractive sector; (2) designed and drafted terms of reference to develop national promotional campaigns that promoted and disseminated technical training and employment options for young students, especially women, in the extractive sector; (3) established institutional alliances in the four countries and selected seven Canadian groups from the 23 submissions received; (4) organized joint planning workshops and local media launches of the alliances in the four countries; (5) approved seven consortia project implementation plans (PIPs); (6) developed an orientation manual for alliances to facilitate the implementation of each and encourage the systematization of information in a consistent manner to verify the progress of each alliance; and (7) conducted the first thematic forum on gender equality in Santiago, Chile with 132 participants from all four countries and three sectors.



Original budget $800,000
Planned Disbursement $3,196,555
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