Labor@ Enterprises

Details of the organization
Fundacion Omar Dengo
Costa Rica
Civil society entities

Information about the project
Labor@ Enterprises
Labor@ Enterprises is an educational program aimed at young students in Costa Rica´s public education system who through an ICT-based simulation process, create and manage a practice company and acquire skills that enable them to generate start-ups, or successfully join the labor force. Labor@ Enterprises is implemented since 2004 in academic and technical high schools, and since 2007 it was formally incorporated into the curriculum in all technical specialties taught in public technical high schools across the country. Students in Labor@ develop entrepreneurship capacities, acquire business management knowledge, make productive use of digital technologies, and develop interpersonal skills for life and work related to collaborative work.
National implementation: Costa Rica
Ongoing from 01/03/2004 to 31/12/2018
Division of Technical Management and Entrepreneurial Capabilities of Costa Rica´s Ministry of Public Education National Program of Educational Informatics MEP-FOD Banco Nacional de Costa Rica Telefonica Foundation Institute for the Connectivity in the Americas (ICA) of the International Development Research Center of Canada (IDRC) Costa Rica-United States Foundation for Cooperation(CRUSA) Microsoft

WSIS information
* Capacity building
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Programme