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Training Against Labor Shortage in Brazil

Meeting with government officials, companies and potential partners

TÜV Rheinland representatives from Brazil together with training and welding experts of TÜV Rheinland Academy in Germany discussed with Brazilian government officials, companies and potential partners the installation of a training center.

TÜV Rheinland partnership with iPot-Metalsul

In front of the industrial backdrop of Volta Redonda, State Rio de Janeiro.
From left to right: Raphael Deveza Figueiredo (TÜV Rheinland), Paulo José de Freitas and Adilson Gustavo (IPOT), Tatiana de Almeida Oliveira Santos and Enrico Hein (TÜV Rheinland)

Brazil is on its way to become a heavyweight in the shipbuilding and offshore industry. Shipyards, which were reactivated on short notice, manufacture in high gear already. The primary reason for that is the discovery of new oil and gas reserves and the resulting large-scale investment of the state company Petrobras. Also, the region between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro has been a large industrial strip for the automotive and steel industry for the last decades.

Analogous, demand for skilled personnel is high. But up to now there is a shortage of qualified personnel and no appropriate training available. Especially Barra Mansa, a municipallity located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, is traditionally a center of skilled manpower and training demands are expected to rise within next years.

During a meeting in Barra Mansa, Brazil, potential incentives and arguments to the installation of a training center in the region of Sul Fluminense were discussed between TÜV Rheinland representatives, government officials and potential business partners. Besides good infrastructure with motorways and a high speed train (HST), the region offers municipal and state tax incentives to attract new companies. Additionally a new commercial area has been developed for the establishment of enterprises.

At the end of the meeting, the city and Metasul, an employers‘ association for the steel industry, agreed to support the settlement of TÜV Rheinland in the region. Offices within the new commercial area were also offered to TÜV Rheinland. The mayor of Barra Mansa, Jonas Marins, promised to give the best possible support for opening the training center.