The Stubborn Trainers vs. The Neoliberal Economists: Will Training Survive the Battle?
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This paper discusses problems with demand-driven training in Latin America. With the collapse of the supply-driven training model, a difficult adjustment was required to redeploy training program efforts to new markets and to the informal sector. This paper employs examples of Latin American governments responding to the demand of training institutions by radically changing their approach. Instead of trying to control institutions by administrative means, one of the changes they made was to implement more contract training systems. Lastly, the paper concludes with observations on what may happen to these institutional training programs in lieu of budget cuts.