Human talent is Costa Rica’s competitive advantage in attracting foreign investment; however, more English and technology is still needed.
Luis Gamboa, president of the Coalición de Iniciativas para el Desarrollo (CINDE), supports this idea and believes there are high-quality, professional and technical graduates in the country, who are capable of carrying out processes of high innovation and high-quality services.
“The challenge for the Costa Rican education system is to train more people in technical and professional areas so we can meet the demands,” said Gamboa.
CINDE’s president believes that the country should aim to keep updated curricula in universities and technical careers so Costa Rica can adapt to the market. In addition, it would make easier the future professionals’ labor incorporation.
It is necessary to make English a main subject in the educational system and we need to keep implementing new programs that meet the latest technology and market requirements,
According to Gamboa, Costa Rican human talent is known for its high-quality academic training, for mastering second languages, for having a quick, learning curve and for being innovative.