Contracting respected expert consultants to provide technical assistance and build local capacity. During the early stages of implementation, the project decided to identify and contract regional labor market information expert consultants who were highly qualified, understood labor market information contexts in Latin America, and spoke fluent Spanish. Overall, these labor market information consultants were highly effective at providing training and technical assistance. At least one of the experts served as an International Labor Organization consultant and had a history of working with the project countries on labor market information issues. Reputability of experts has helped the project gain respect and credibility. These are key assets for effective technical assistance and buy-in from government and private sector to promote local capacity building through training and use of skills at work.