Mexico—Skills for Prosperity Mexico (S4PM)

Client: U.K. Department for International Development

Duration: 2020-2023

Region: Latin America and the Caribbean

Country: Mexico

Solutions: Economic Growth

The Skills for Prosperity Mexico (S4PM) Programme aims to prepare learners to go from the classroom to the workforce with the right skills for the job and for the marketplace.

Achieving inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction will require changing the way government, private sector and training providers work together. The United Kingdom is a leader in these kinds of Education-to-Employment (E2E) partnerships. Through S4PM, DAI will draw on best practices both from Britain’s experience and from promising Mexican models of public-private collaboration to strengthen E2E partnerships nationwide.

S4PM will work to increase market relevance of technical and vocational qualifications, as well as the quality of those qualifications in the classroom. Even more important is increasing equity. Marginalised youth will have access to higher-quality and market-aligned vocational training and higher education that will put them on pathways to better quality jobs and increased incomes.

Mexico Skills.jpgPhoto courtesy: International Youth Foundation.

Sample Activities

  • Improve linkages between industry-education-government and build buy-in and capability of key actors to improve the relevance and quality of technical and vocational education.
  • Leverage long-standing relationships and extensive business networks in automotive, aerospace, commerce and logistics, energy, financial services, health, hospitality, IT, manufacturing, and services sectors.
  • Create a Youth Advisory Group with diverse representation to advise and co-design youth solutions throughout the life of the programme.
  • Increase access to on-the-job upskilling, labour intermediation services, and higher education and training for indigenous youth and remote communities.
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