Brazil Industry Will Spend US$ 5 Billion to Educate 16 Million

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    Senai technical school in Brazil Brazil's National Confederation of Industries (CNI) announced that it is going to invest 10.45 billion Brazilian reais (US$ 5.2 billion) in the "Education for the New Industry" program by the end of 2010.  The funds are enough to ensure basic and professional education to 16.2 million Brazilians, besides expanding and modernizing the network of schools and training laboratories of the Social Service for Industry (Sesi) and of the National Service of Industrial Education (Senai).

    The announcement was made August 28 by the president at CNI, Armando Monteiro Neto, during a ceremony held at the institution's head office, attended by businessmen and government officials. Neto said that the initiative is an answer from the industry to the natural challenges posed by the market, aiming to increase workers' formation and training possibilities. The intention, according to him, is to increase the supply of possibilities, in tune with the demands of the working market.

    The 2007-2015 Strategic Industry Map, elaborated by the CNI, which translates the productive sector's view of the future of the country, shows that the businessmen consider quality education vital to the expansion of companies, and the competitiveness of the domestic economy in the foreign market.

    According to the survey, in recent years there has been an increase in the average level of education of the workforce in all sectors of the industry. This trend is even more pronounced in the more technology-intense activities, as approximately 85% of all people hired in the sectors of oil extraction and machinery and electronic equipment manufacturing are high school- or college-educated.

    Recent surveys show that workers with a higher level of education have greater chances of finding employment, as they are better prepared to absorb and create new technologies and to promote, in the companies, an environment of knowledge, creativity, and innovation. Brazilian minister of Labor and Employment, Carlos Lupi, has been underscoring the need for better and greater investment in professional training.

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    • Andrew

      Hey baba
      When calculated for ppp the swiss income loses about 33% of its comparable value, leaving the person with $1,142.00
      So… the poor Brazilian can take his $126.00 and get $1,142.00 worth of goods? Can you give some examples?

    • baba

      Hey Ric
      I assume the Brazilians know the meaning of PPP… you obviously don’t!!!

    • Ric

      Manda de Vorta
      Easy, send single foreign women back where they came from so they can have a Better Life. Righto.

      Poverty line at $1714 per month, one person? It all depends on how you look at it, doesn´t it? Minimum salary here in Brazil is $126.000 per month. $1714.00? Ô bicho cagado!

    • swiss pride

      From the swissinfo site for all the brazilians to see!!!
      If you wonder why Switzerland is the asshole of europe… just read the article below.

      Poor education blamed for poverty gap in Switzerland.
      One in ten Swiss lives near or below the poverty line and a lack of education is often to blame, says a study by the charity,Caritas.
      The non-governmental organisation has called for targeted state aid to remedy the situation.
      “Poverty is a scandal in a country as rich as Switzerland,” said Jürg Krummenacher, head of Caritas.
      Recent statistics show that up to 850,000 people are affected by poverty, including 220,000 children.
      The Caritas study, published on Monday, warns that families with small children and young apprentices are especially at risk.
      The poverty line is set at net income of SFr2,200 ($1,714) a month for a single person in Switzerland and SFr4,300 for a family with two children.
      Failed reforms
      Educational reforms in the 1960s and 1970s were supposed to give children from less privileged backgrounds a better chance in life. But, according to Carlo Knöpfel of Caritas, this goal has not been attained.
      “There is still a link between someone’s social background and the probability of getting a higher education,” he added.
      The study warns that there are also close ties between health and life expectancy and qualifications. People with minimal schooling are more likely to suffer from health problems and disability.
      According to the charity, foreign women with little formal education are most likely to be affected by poverty. But young families with two or more children and single men are also at risk.

    • ch.c.

      US$ 5 billion….for 16 millions people….for 3 years !
      Results ?
      US$ 87.- per month !

      And provided the US$ 5 billion are effectively spent….not just promised as in most Brazilian fairy tales promises…as usual !!!!!

      In my country, professional education provided by firms, such as banking, insurances, cost well over 20 times more !

      That what makes the quality difference between Brazilian and Swiss banking….just as a simple single example !!!!!

    • ch.c.

      To Shelly…..chérie !
      “workers with a higher level of education have greater chances of finding employment”

      Whooooaaaaa !

      Please tell us how many years in University you needed to learn….to find out what you wrote !!!!

      20 years in a Brazilian University….???????

    • Ric

      Shelly the Cynic
      If you´d stop gadding about in the USA and Europe and look at the facts in Brazil you would know that SENAI does a great job in training people for all kinds of jobs. Nattering Nabob of Negativism! Stop criticising Brazil! Leave that to the Swiss! At least the Swiss have their facts straight! Tem gala seca na cabeça!

    • Shelly

      Let’s see if the funds will get to the right people
      Let’s see if the funds will get to the right people, or it will be badly spent on old bureaucracy and corruption.

    • Shelly

      You don’t need a survey
      Brazil has arrived late…again!

      “Recent surveys show that workers with a higher level of education have greater chances of finding employment, as they are better prepared to absorb and create new technologies and to promote, in the companies, an environment of knowledge, creativity, and innovation”

      How much money time was spend on the survey? Do you really need one or this shit is just common sense?

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