A lack of experience is a barrier for most all jobs but how is one to get experience if no one will hire them? This is where the new dual education plan comes in. The plan was approved in the first debate with overwhelming success, 48 votes in favor and 2 against.
Dual education is an option for students over age 15 who wish to learn in the classroom and get hands on experience at once. Young people who chose this education model will have over 1,000 hours of professional experience by the time they graduate, making it much easier to find employment.
Congress rejected 38 motions over six hours that tried to modify the text of the plan. One of the main issues against it was that it may be better to convert it into an employment contract with the companies so that the students could be insured.
Once the students finish the program they will obtain a professional practice degree that will count as professional experience when job hunting. 72% of private companies in Costa Rica support this program.