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Signatories to the alliance included ESFE-AGAPE, EXSOURCEGROUP, USAID's Improving Access to Employment and CARANASignatories to the alliance included ESFE-AGAPE, EXSOURCEGROUP, USAID's Improving Access to Employment and CARANAUSAID's Improving Access to Employment project will partner with a coalition of 23 Salvadorean software companies and a nonprofit technical education school to train and certify 100 youths in programming specialized software. The 10-month training will make the youth eligible for employment in any of the 23 companies that form part of the Asociación Grupo Asociativo para la Competitividad (EXSOURCEGROUP), made up of 1,500 people in the country’s growing software development industry.

The alliance, which includes the Specialized Franciscan Superior School (ESFE-AGAPE), a nonprofit training association, will build on this initiative, identifying new opportunities to generate jobs by developing El Salvador’s software sector, a sector that offers quality job opportunities and contributes to national economic growth.

Improving Access to Employment, managed by CARANA,strengthens the links between employers and training providers, in part by aligning trainings with specific job requirements. Earlier this year, it identified software training and certification as a key to meeting the growing demand for programmers. The alliance represents a private commitment to a labor integration program for software specialists, including job training and the creation of employment opportunities.

Improving Access to Employment determines specific occupational profiles for available jobs in several emerging industries in El Salvador. The software alliance will create new educational options and certification to help place people in better job positions.

Published December 2010