The Government of Panama launched today with the support of the International Labor Organization (ILO), a technological platform that aims to coordinate the training offer of human talent with the national productive sector and its personnel needs.
This platform called "Human Talent Panama" also provides "timely information on the existing human resource in various economic sectors in order to enable them to enter the labor market".
The Ministry of Labor and Labor Development (Mitradel) said on Tuesday that this platform "will inform and recommend the technical-professional orientation that the country must address."
Therefore "it will represent an important tool for the generation, adjustment and development of public policies" that take into account the "inclusion of gender in certain training sectors for a greater representation of women in the workplace.
The Ministry explained in a public statement that "Talent Panama allows to identify the preparation of graduates of the Professional and Technical Institutes of the Ministry of Education and the National Institute of Vocational Training and Training for Human Development."
"Panama Talent can teach quickly, easily and highly detailed, data such as training area, specialty, educational level, sex, educational offer and number of graduates from each center in the various provinces and municipalities of the country, between 2015 and 2017".
The Minister of Labor, Zulphy Santamaría, stressed that "only through the development of adequate human talent Panama will continue on the path of sustained and increasingly equal growth."
In this regard, the Director of the ILO Office for Central America, Haiti, Panama and the Dominican Republic, Carmen Moreno, agreed that investing in education and training of people is the way to achieve productive development in the countries, according to official information.
The Ministry of Labor of Panama noted that the platform launched on Tuesday "will increase the employability of young people through an improvement in the relevance of technical education programs."
It will also "improve the competitiveness of companies through a training offer more aligned with market demand, reduce regional gaps in training services and optimize public investment in technical education."
Panama, one of the most powerful economies in the region, recorded a total unemployment rate in March of 5.8 percent, 0.2 percentage points higher than the same month in 2017 (5.6 percent), according to the most recent official data.