The sectors of water treatment and renewable energies are seeing a huge and ever-increasing demand for qualified technicians, engineers and chemical laboratory assistants, etc. Currently, vocational training in Central America is rudimentary, but with great potential for improvement. Our goal is to establish a centralized training location in Costa Rica to meet the high demand for qualified staff in both Central and South America. Brazil alone will require upwards of 15,000 wind-technology technicians of all levels in the next 10 years.
Why Costa Rica? Costa Rica is stable, safe, maintains high education standards, is beautiful and centrally located.
AMECs is helping meet the demand by developing needed staff: for companies and organizations we offer training for trainers as well as curriculum and manual development, following the German Standard of Vocational Training. Other trainings and certifications include:
Rainwater use, Filter, tanks, plant design and construction
See our Partners page to learn more about our outstanding international partners, who are committed to offering the highest quality training and education to Central and South America.
The Dual Training System: A theoretical and hands-on system created in partnership between a company and training institute
One way of training students for future occupations is by pursuing a dual vocational training program. Such programs offer opportunities for both on-the-job training and real work experience. Program usually last between two and three and a half years and comprise theoretical as well as practical elements. Students will spend one or two days a week, or several weeks at once, at a vocational school where they will acquire the theoretical knowledge needed in their future occupation. The rest of the time will be spent at a company. There they apply their newly acquired knowledge in practice, for example, by learning to operate machinery. Students will learn what the company does, how it operates and determine if they can see themselves working there after completing the training.
This revolutionary training process and employee retention method is equally beneficial to the student and the company.
Benefits to Students:
Receive a generous monthly salary during training period
Learn technical knowledge as well as acquire real world, hands-on experience
Learn all aspects and challenges of the business, from the inside out, in every department (production, accounting, warehouse, marketing, etc.)
Network and build relationships with people in your chosen field
Benefits to Companies:
Student employees are contractually obliged to work for a minimum period of time, reducing high turnover
Ensures an availability of high-quality and well-trained staff in the future
Student employees reduce payroll costs
Employment prospects for students who have completed a dual vocational training program are excellent. This is one of the reasons why this type of training is very popular in Germany and many other countries: around two thirds of all students leaving school go on to start a vocational training program.