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


Colleges and Institutes Canada(previously named ACCC) (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011137)
2016-07-25 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Mexico (25.00%)
• Peru (25.00%)
• Chile (25.00%)
• Colombia (25.00%)


• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (83.50%)
• Mineral/mining policy and administrative management:
Mineral/mining policy and administrative management (32210) (8.25%)
Oil and gas (32262) (8.25%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


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 2023 include: (1) reviewed 11 training programs within the beneficiary institutions of the Pacific Alliance (PA) countries; (2) delivered 23 technical missions, including exchanges of good practices (nine took place in Canada); (3) launched terms of reference within the network of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) members; (4) selected Canadian institutions to carry out their start-up missions in their respective PA country through four selection processes that took place in Canada (one per PA country); (5) established institutional alliances in four countries and selected seven Canadian consortia from the 23 submissions received (selected proposals took into account cross-cutting issues, relating to gender equality and the environment); (6) delivered four Gender Equality focussed webinars and training sessions; (7) completed four thematic Forums on topics related to Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Education, and Environment, with over 2,363 participants from four Pacific Alliance countries (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru ) including Canada; and (8) the Ministry of Education in Colombia carried out the first Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) promotion campaign, reaching almost 300,000 people.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
01-06-2022 Disbursement $3,927,926
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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