Finalist of the 1st ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call

GISEL: Gap Identification System Learning Environment, INTECAP, Guatemala

Gap Identification System Learning Environment (GISEL) is one of the finalists of the 1st ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call. The solution, submitted by the Instituto Técnico de Capacitación y Productividad (INTECAP – Guatemala), is an online system that helps users identify and close skills gaps by designing optimal learning pathways and providing them with the necessary resources to get certified.

Web page | 15 July 2020

The Instituto Técnico de Capacitación y Productividad (INTECAP), was established on 19 May 1972, by the Guatemalan business sector to promote human resources development and training in the country, as well as to provide technical assistance for the improvement of productivity in all economic sectors. It has 27 training centres and 5 departmental delegations, and it provides training to 425,000 Guatemalans in over 140 technical careers each year. Read more

The solution proposed by the INTECAP is based on need to reduce training time, optimize resources, and facilitate individualized certification processes for labour market integration. It is based on the design and implementation of a computer system that facilitates self-evaluation and cross-evaluation processes, identifying the gaps that need to be closed, designing optimal learning pathways, and providing users with all the necessary resources to close the skills gap and get certified. GISEL is is an effective and innovative solution that enables labour market integration in an efficient, effective and flexible manner.
"Training institutions have been created to provide people with the necessary skills to enter the labour market, but also to help employees to improve their skills and knowledge. That is why we also promote training in companies on key thematic areas, such as digital transformation, which are the basis for promoting sustainability, productivity and competitiveness.“
Dunia Franco, Regional manager
Ricardo Méndez, IT Training Center manager, INTECAP