Education and Training Opportunities in Brazil

An Expert's View about Educational Support Services in Brazil

Posted on: 21 Sep 2010

Opportunities for UK education and training companies in Brazil are growing at the same speed as the Brazilian economy.

Sector briefing Education and Training Opportunities in Brazil Why Brazil? Braz il is the fifth largest country in the wor Find general information on Brazilian market ld after Russia, Canada, China and the Un conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing ited States and the most fashionable country among the BRIC. It is three times the Business Guide for Brazil gives an overview of size Brazil?s economy, business culture, potential of India and 35 times the size of Great Br opportunities and an introduction to other itain. The country is divided into five regions: the North, the Northeast, the Central West, the relevant issue. South and the Southeast. Boosting the education and training sector in Brazil is one of the development objectives ?Brazil is the fifth largest of the Brazilian Government especially in the areas of basic, higher and vocational country in the world after education. Russia, Canada, China and the United States? The Brazilian educational system is predominately public. Public schools and universities are entirely free. In the last ten years the percentage of school-age children enrolled with public schools has steadily increased and the private sector?s share has 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. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education and Training opportunities in Brazil Opportunities ? Special educational needs, where the Brazilian government should invest in the next Opportun few years. Special needs is an area that is ities for UK education and training compan growing quite fast. ies in Brazil are growing at the same speed as the Braz ilian economy. Brazilian GDP ? "Green Technology" for schools such as for 2010 is expected to rise 7%. educational equipment made from sustainable Be resources (eg furniture). low are some facts that illustrate this statement: Brazilian educational institutions are generally Braz open to the idea of international partnerships, il has the highest return on education among which are seen as providing business benefits the 17 Latin American countries. Also, the marg and added status to the internal market. inal return on higher education in Braz il is higher than that in countries such as Argent If you have any questions on the opportunities ina and Taiwan. above, contact the UKTI Brazil Education and In the past years there has been an increase of Training contacts named in this report. workers Business opportunities aimed specifically at UK with higher education and post graduat companies are added daily to UKTI?s website. ion courses. There has also been a ma These leads are sourced by our staff overseas jor change in the corporate culture in Brazil. Compan in British Embassies, High Commissions and ies fully accept that staff needs enhanced ski Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 lls, including English. markets. Braz il also recognises the need to upgrade and modern You can be alerted to Brazil/education and ise its system of vocational education. The Br training opportunities on a regular basis by itish NVQ and SVQ systems are becoming better known and respected in the registering on the UKTI website. More on Min UKTI?s business opportunities service istry of Education. In such a huge market, general opportunities can be found at: ? Mass ive training and re-training in severa l 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 Brazil: Simone Ricci Trade & Investment Manager UKTI seminar on Corporate Training, Sao UKTI, Sao Paulo - Brazil Paulo Tel: +55 11 3094 2746 Date: 21 September 2010 Email: Contact: UKTI Sao Paulo, Brazil Email: Jaqueline Araujo In the UK: Assistant Sector Manager UKTI, Sao Paulo - Brazil World of Learning Conference & Exhibition Tel: +55 11 3094 2743 (Birmingham) Email: 28- 29 September 2010 Contact: UKTI Education & Skills Sector Group E-mail: BETT Show (London) (ICT for Education) 12-15 January 2011 Contact: UKTI Education & Skills Sector Group E-mail: Education Show (Birmingham) 17-19 March 2011 Contact: UKTI Education & Skills Sector Group E-mail: 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 Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Brazilian market are advised to you to meet contacts and promote your undertake as much market research and company in the Brazilian market planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Brazil, with its wide local knowledge and This work is available via our Overseas Market experience, can provide a range of services to Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable British-based companies wishing to grow their service which assists British-based companies business in the Brazilian market. wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information To find out more about commissioning this ? Validated lists of agents/distributors work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Key market players or potential specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website customers in the Brazilian market to find contact details for your local UKTI ? Establishment of interest of such office. contacts in working with you 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 2010 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education and Training opportunities in Brazil
Posted: 21 September 2010

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