Country needs to strengthen technical education
Good article on a typical inefficient department (think; the vocational training version of 5 sheets of zinc and a pig) funded by a 2% surcharge on all reported payroll:
Each year around 55,000 graduating high school students from public schools, but only 35,000 are admitted to universities.
The National Technological Institute (Inatec), for example, continues to invest two percent (of payroll) from private companies in careers that do not respond to the demands of the business sector.
During 2013, 980 million Cordobas was collected and of that amount only 69 million Cordobas was used for business courses, 910 million Cordobas being used in different ways: half for Inatec Management and the other half in several courses that are not necessarily linked to what companies need.
The enrollment in Inatec courses in 2012 was 7,000 students, while the Universities Union showed a combined 100,000 students in the ten campuses that they represent.