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(previously named ACCC) (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011137)
2016-07-25 - 2023-03-31
Country / region • Peru (25.00%)
• Chile (25.00%)
• Colombia (25.00%)
• Mexico (25.00%)
Sector • Secondary Education
Vocational training (11330) (83.50%)
• Mineral Resources And Mining
Mineral/mining policy and administrative management (32210) (8.25%)
• Mineral Resources And Mining
Oil and gas (32262) (8.25%)
Policy marker • Trade development (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
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 2022 include: (1) reviewed 11 training programs within the beneficiary institutions of the Pacific Alliance countries; (2) delivered 23 technical missions aimed at exchanging good practices. Nine of these missions took place in Canada; (3) launched a terms of reference within the network of Colleges and Institutes Canada members; (4) selected Canadian institutions to carry out their start-up missions. These institutions went through four selection processes that took place in Canada (one per Pacific Alliance country); (5) established institutional alliances in the four countries and selected seven Canadian consortia from the 23 submissions received. The selected proposals took into account issues relating to gender equality and the environment; (6) delivered four webinars and training sessions on gender equality; and (7) completed four thematic forums on to gender, Indigenous peoples, education and environment. Over 2,363 participants came from Canada and the four Pacific Alliance countries (Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico); and (8) reached almost 300,000 people through the first technical and vocational trainingcampaign, carried out by the Ministry of Education in Colombia.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $3,927,926
Transaction Date Type Value
01-06-2022 Disbursement $3,927,926
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