Cinterfor, the Centro Interamericano para el Desarrollo del Conocimiento en la Formación Profesional / Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training (a technical service of OIT Organización International del Trabajo / ILO International Labour Organization) and IJRVET International Journal for Vocational Education and Training agreed this month on close cooperation.
IJRVET is already accessible and indexed in many regional databases, such as CNKI (China), VOCED Plus (Australia), ERIC (USA) and several European databases (e.g. ECONSTOR, SSOAR, BASE, PEDOCS, EDUDOCS). Besides these databases, IJRVET is also indexed in international databases such as DataCite, OCLC and DOAJ. A challenge has been nevertheless until now Latin America. A strong partner in Latin America was missing to support the visibility and dissemination of IJRVET in Latin America. This situation has changed now.
Cinterfor is a technical service of the International Labour Organization (ILO), created in 1963 and established in Montevideo, Uruguay. It is a response to the needs of people, enterprises and countries in the field of vocational training and the development of human resources. It works as the core of a knowledge management network of entities related to these topics. The network of Cinterfor is well established with members from Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Spain, Guatemala, Guayana, Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela (see list of members).
IJRVET and Cinterfor now cooperate to provide full open access to the IJRVET content on the principle that making research freely available to the science community and the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge and the further development of expertise in the field of Vocational Education and Training and Human Resources.
Cinterfor is now a member in the IJRVET Advisory Board and represented in the IAB by his director, Professor Enrique Deibe. We are very delighted about this commitment and support, and we warmly welcome Cinterfor, Professor Enrique Deibe and the whole Latin American countries on board!
Professor Michael Gessler
IJRVET, Editor in Chief