The population in regular employment in the State of São Paulo presents higher levels of education than those observed in the rest of the Country. A total of 62% of workers have completed 11 or more years in formal education, compared to the national average of 50% (IBGE - 2014).
With a broad network of vocational training and various globally recognized institutes of higher education, São Paulo has an excellent infrastructure to train and educate its labor force. The State runs three of Brazil's most important universities. The University of São Paulo (USP) is ranked as the first university in Latin America by the rankings of the QS World University Ranking and the THE World University Ranking.
The Centro Paula Souza manages the state Technical Colleges (Etecs) and the Colleges of Technology (Fatecs). These institutions improve the productive workforce in the different regions of the State, qualifying human resources and attracting new investment.