Wanted – Skilled Workers for a Growing Economy in Brazil

by Dave

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One possible solution is to have a roadshow in Indian cities, to attract Indian engineers to Brazil.

The average Brazilian worker has six years of schooling, compared with 10 years in South Korea, 11 in Japan and 12 in the United States and Europe, according to the National Confederation of Industry study.

Of the few Brazilians who go to a university, fewer than one in five take engineering, science, mathematic or computing, according to a recent World Bank study on the links between education and economic growth.

“In Brazil, most people that go to university do social science programs and this happens not because people desire to study philosophy, anthropology, geography, history,” said the study’s author Alberto Rodriguez, “but because private universities, where the growth has taken place, offer these courses because they are cheaper than offering engineering.”