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New Skills at Work: Skills Development Driving Economic Growth

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

May 11, 2017
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New Skills at Work: Skills Development Driving Economic Growth

In collaboration with: ManpowerGroup and Worldfund

Investing in vocational and technical education is indispensable for the productivity of a country. According to the Institute for Applied Economic Research, 67 percent of Brazilian companies identify the lack of qualified labor as a main hurdle to productivity. Improving such education helps increase productivity and economic growth, as well as wages. However, in order for this to occur, the expertise required by the private sector and that which is taught in educational centers need to adjust so they are better aligned.

At this event, Council of the Americas, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and FGV/Clear will present the results of an innovative research project that maps the skills gap in the state of São Paulo and offers recommendations to better qualify the labor force. Government and business leaders, HR directors and academics will all take part in the event.

Download Mapping New Skills in the State of São Paulo, the report's Executive Summary.

New Skills at Work: Skills Development Driving Economic Growth

Investir em educação técnica é indispensável para a produtividade de um país. De acordo com o Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada, 67 por cento das empresas brasileiras citam a falta de qualificação da mão-de-obra como um dos principais empecilhos para a produtividade. A melhoria da educação técnica e vocacional pode gerar ganhos de produtividade e crescimento econômico, bem como aumentos reais nos salários. Para que isso ocorra, entretanto, é necessário que haja um ajuste entre as habilidades demandadas pelo setor privado e aquelas ensinadas nos centros de educação técnica e vocacional.

Nesse evento, o Council of the Americas, a JPMorgan Chase Foundation e a FGV/CLEAR apresentarão os resultados de uma pesquisa inédita que mapeia o “skills gap” no estado de São Paulo e oferece recomendações para melhorar a qualificação da mão-de-obra técnica. Tal evento contará com a participação de lideranças do governo, líderes empresariais, diretores de RH e membros da academia.

Baixe o sumário do relatório "Identificação das Novas Habilidades no Estado de São Paulo".
 

Confirmed Speakers:*

  • Maria Helena Guimarães de Castro, Brazil's Vice Minister of Education 
  • Sergio Alonso, CEO, Arcos Dourados
  • José Berenguer, CEO, J.P. Morgan Brasil
  • Marcus Frank, Senior Practice Expert, McKinsey & Company
  • Marcos Lisboa, President, Insper (Download his presentation)
  • Ivone Lainetti, Director, ETEC SEBRAE
  • Luiz Eduardo Leão, Manager of Educational Technologies, SENAI
  • Rita Pellegrino, Head of Human Resources, TOTVS
  • Nilson Pereira, Country Manager, Manpower Brazil 
  • André Portela, Professor, School of Economics, FGV (Download his presentation)
  • Dubes Sônego, Editor, Época Negócios
  • Jaime Schlittler, Director of Human Resources, Rede D'Or São Luiz
  • Ragnhild Melzi, Vice President, Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Helcio Tokeshi, Finance Secretary, Government of the State of São Paulo

*Additional speakers to be announced.

Registration: This event is complimentary for all registrants.
Prior registration is required.

Event Information: Rebeca Brown | rbrown@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8378
COA Corporate Membership: Mila Fontana | mfontana@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8331
AS Individual Membership: Felipe Marin | fmarin@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8342
Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at jserrano@counciloftheamericas.org before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10.

Agenda

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8:00 – 8:30 a.m.   Registration & Welcome Coffee

8:30 – 8:40 a.m.   Welcome Remarks

  • José Berenguer, CEO, J.P. Morgan Brasil
  • André Portela, Professor, School of Economics, FGV  (Download his presentation)
  • Ragnhild Melzi, Vice President, Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

8:40 – 9:00 a.m.   Opening Keynote Speech

  • Sergio Alonso, CEO, Arcos Dorados

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.   Panel: Skills, Productivity, and Brazil’s Competitiveness

  • Marcos Lisboa, President, Insper  (Download his presentation)
  • Nilson Pereira, Country Manager, Manpower Brazil
  • Luiz Eduardo Leão, Director of Professional and Technical Education, SENAI
  • Ivone Lainetti, Director, ETEC SEBRAE
  • André Portela, Professor, School of Economics, FGV (moderator) 

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Panel: Innovative Solutions to Skills Development

  • Jaime Schlittler Silva Filho, Director of Human Resources, Rede D'Or
  • Rita Pellegrino, Director of Human Resources, TOTVS
  • Dubes Sônego, Editor, Época Negócios (moderator)

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Keynote Speech

  • Maria Helena Guimarães de Castro, Vice Minister of Education 

11:45 – 12:15 a.m. Closing Remarks

  • Helcio Tokeshi, Finance Secretary, Government of the State of São Paulo

*Additional speakers to be confirmed