Education and Training Opportunities

An Expert's View about Colleges and Universities in Brazil

Last updated: 17 Jun 2011

Boosting the education and training sector in Brazil is one of the objectives of the Brazilian Government, especially in the areas of Basic, University and vocational education.

Sector briefing Education and Training Opportunities in Brazil Why Brazil? Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world after Russia, Canada, China and the United States. It is three times the size of India and 35 times the size of Great Britain. The country is divided into five regions: the North, the Northeast, the Central West, the South and the Southeast. Boosting the education and training sector in Brazil is one of the objectives of the Brazilian Government, especially in the areas of Basic, University and vocational education. The Brazilian educational system is predominately public. Public schools and ?Brazil is the fifth largest Universities are entirely free. In the last ten country in the world after years the percentage of school-age children en Russia, Canada, China and rolled in public schools has steadily increased and the private sector?s share has the United States? declined sharply, with the exception of higher education. Young Brazilians are better educated, more familiar with English language and very keen to invest in the education and training sector. Find general information on Brazilian market conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing Business Guide for Brazil gives an overview of Brazil?s economy, business culture, potential opportunities and an introduction to other relevant issue. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education and Training opportunities in Brazil Opportunities ? Special educational needs, where the Brazilian government should invest in the next Opportunities for UK education and training few years. Special needs is an area that is companies in Brazil are growing at the same growing fast. speed as the Brazilian economy. Brazilian GDP for 2011 is expected to rise more than 5%. ? "Green Technology" for schools such as educational equipment made from sustainable Brazil has the highest return on education resources (eg furniture). among the 17 Latin American countries. Also, the return on higher education in Brazil is Brazilian educational institutions are generally higher than that in countries such as Taiwan. open to the idea of international partnerships, which are seen as providing business benefits In recent years there has been an increase of and added status to the internal market. workers with higher education and post graduation courses. There has also been a If you have any questions on the opportunities major change in the corporate culture in Brazil. above, contact the UKTI Brazil Education and Companies fully accept that staff need Training contacts named in this report. enhanced skills, including English. Business opportunities aimed specifically at UK companies are added daily to UKTI?s website. Brazil recognises the need to upgrade and These leads are sourced by our staff overseas modernise its system of vocational education. in British Embassies, High Commissions and Recent studies show that the country lacks Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 qualified workers in many sectors, such as markets. industry, in which 69% of the companies are affected. You can be alerted to Brazil/education and training opportunities on a regular basis by The British NVQ and SVQ systems are registering on the UKTI website. More on becoming better known and respected in the UKTI?s business opportunities service Ministry of Education. Specific opportunities include: ? Massive training and re-training in several sectors of the Brazilian economy namely in the telecom, design, healthcare, oil and gas, retail and financial sectors. ? Technological equipment is in demand. Brazil is anxious to purchase software and other associated equipment (ICT for education) ? Distance learning: because of the vast geography of the country (8.5 million sq km), distance education has the potential to reach those areas outside the main urban centres where education provision is weakest. ? MBAs: especially in management training and business administration. ? In Sao Paulo alone there are 10,000 companies and organisations that run in-house and out-of-house training programmes. There are opportunities for UK companies offering training assistance. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education and Training opportunities in Brazil Major events and activities UKTI contacts In the UK: Simone Ricci Trade & Investment Manager World of Learning Conference & Exhibition UKTI, Sao Paulo - Brazil (Birmingham) Tel: +55 11 3094 2746 (Corporate and executive training) Email: Simone.Ricci@fco.gov.uk 27- 28 September 2011 www.ukti.gov.uk www.learnevents.com Contact: UKTI Education & Skills Sector Group Jaqueline Araujo E-mail: education@ukti.gsi.gov.uk Business Development Manager UKTI, Sao Paulo - Brazil World Skills London 2011 (London, ExCeL) Tel: +55 11 3094 2743 (Vocational skills competition) Email: Jaqueline.Araujo@fco.gov.uk 5-8 October 2011 www.worldskillslondon2011.com Vera Oliveira Contact: UKTI Education & Skills Sector Group Assistant Sector Manager E-mail: education@ukti.gsi.gov.uk UKTI, Sao Paulo - Brazil Tel: +55 11 3094 1893 BETT Show (London) Email: Vera.oliveira@fco.gov.uk (Educational technology) 11-14 January 2012 www.bettshow.com Contact: UKTI Education & Skills Sector Group E-mail: education@ukti.gsi.gov.uk Education Show (Birmingham) (Educational resources for schools) 15-17 March 2012 www.education-show.com Contact: UKTI Education & Skills Sector Group E-mail: education@ukti.gsi.gov.uk Find full details of all Brazil education and skills events on the UKTI website. New export events are added daily to the site and you can register to be alerted to them on a daily, weekly or monthly basis UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about UKTI support for attendance at overseas events. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education and Training opportunities in Brazil ? Establishment of interest of such Next steps - contacts in working with you How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments ? Organise seminars or other events for British companies wishing to develop their you to meet contacts and promote your business in the Brazilian market are advised to company in the Brazilian market undertake as much market research and planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in This work is available via our Overseas Market Brazil, with its wide local knowledge and Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable experience, can provide a range of services to service which assists British-based companies British-based companies wishing to grow their wishing to enter or expand their business in business in the Brazilian market. overseas markets. This can include: To find out more about commissioning this ? Provision of market information work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Validated lists of agents/distributors specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website ? Key market players or potential to find contact details for your local UKTI customers in the Brazilian market office. Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2011 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © Published 2011 by UK Trade & Investment. ©Crown Copyright 2011 You may reuse this information (not including logos, images and case studies) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. 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Posted: 16 June 2011, last updated 17 June 2011

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