Ecuador has shortage of mining engineers for local market

Posted on April 2, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Mining

Ecuador is facing large-scale mining with a shortage of professionals in the field. According to official data, in the coming years the country will need 300 mining engineers and geologists to address the exploitation of metals. But a year graduate no more than 40 professionals. The absence must be covered, the early years, with foreign experts. Two causes have led to shortages of professionals in the country: lack of academic offerings in mining and low demand for these professionals in the market. Read Article

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