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Ministerio de Educación Pública - Dirección de Educación Técnica y Capacidades Emprendedoras

Ministry of Public Education

UNEVOC Centre since 1995



Costa Rica

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The Bureau of Technical Education and Entrepreneurship (DETCE)was created by Executive Decree No. 34075-MEP in 2007.

DETCE is the technical body responsible for analyzing, studying, formulating, planning, advising, researching, evaluating and disseminating all aspects related to technical vocational education in the third cycle and diversified education, as well as promoting programs and projects to enhance their linkage to the labor markets. Therefore, the Directorate will be responsible for technical education as a formal process within the national education system in terms of equal opportunities and non-discriminatory access, will promote the formation of a specialized human resource, whose technical and professional training will offer the possibility of inserting into the work market easily and will transcend the cooperative education as another practice of association and cooperation in the individual, as well as stimulate student entrepreneurship through business initiatives.

To fulfill its functions, the Bureau of Technical Education and Entrepreneurship will have the following departments:

a) Department of Technical Education

b) Department of Business and Community Relations

c) Department of Business Management and Cooperative Education

UNEVOC Centre Coordinator
Máster en Educación Técnica. Pablo Masis Boniche
Dirección de Educación Técnica y Capacidades Emprendedoras

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Minister of Public Education Giselle Cruz Maduro
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