IT SKILLS & WEB DESIGN
High levels of investment in human capital and strong education systems are drivers of economic growth. Economic powerhouses in developed countries attribute much of their success to their heavy investment in human capital. Developing nations have to narrow the skills gap and “produce more workers capable of doing talent intensive jobs that require higher qualifications”. While this shortage in human capital can be seen as a weakness, it is also presents a huge opportunity for economic growth. Developing and emerging economies; with populations that are young and eager for professional advancement, can turn themselves into “factories of talent,” instead of being underpaid and employed at factories which have continued to remain workbenches of the developed world. Currently, the education systems in many developing countries don’t provide the right kind of training to fill the skills gap. In most developing countries, they do not have enough resources to purchase tools to build modern skills. Many companies in the fastest growing economies have reported that poorly educated work forces are the main constraint on their growth. This is apparent when it comes to filling jobs that require technical skills such as engineers, technicians and IT staff. According to recent studies, 71% of companies in Brazil and 48% of companies in India have reported struggling to recruit the right people that have the necessary skills for the job. Is it unfair to blame governments and education systems for these problems. Rapidly growing economies will continue to struggle to fill their skills workforce, especially given today’s rapid changes in technology. In order to tackle these ongoing issues, emerging economies need to address the most fundamental issue is that the private sector is experiencing the most skills shortages. Companies that use their assets to close the skills gap – working closely with governments to leverage the resources and structure of the education system – are best positioned to boost human capital in developing countries and emerging economies.
The volunteer programs we offer provide you with an opportunity to teach and share some basic computer education and skills to children of all ages. Through donations from past volunteers and other donors, our locations have been very privileged to have been able to obtain enough computers and to provide a classroom that offers students and local community computer classes and a place for safe and encouraging environments for learning. These unique and global communities are able to obtain up to date information on health, agriculture and business issues. Also providing free internet access to children for educational purposes aids in developing roles within the community and enables these areas to become useful networking centers.
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