The agriculture and construction sectors are two of Haiti’s main employment engines. Construction, in particular, is a dynamic source of existing and potential new jobs. Vocational education is necessary to prepare job candidates to meet the needs of employers. In the Saint-Marc area, the reopening of EMAVA has the potential to fill a vacuum in technical education left when the school closed more than a decade ago.
This paper uses hedonic regression analysis to examine the salaries of 876 observations provided by 79 independent employers throughout Haiti. Its results identify salary drivers that have a statistically significant effect on salaries and it estimates those effects in a meaningful way for employers and managers to use.