Advanced training in human resources and technology
More broadly, Chile also benefits from the creation of jobs at ALMA, where over 80% of observatory staff is Chilean. Many of the positions require advanced technical and professional qualifications, and as a result, valuable training and on-the-job learning take place at the observatory.
Like many international observatories in Chile, ALMA has become a true school of engineering and science that has transferred advanced technology and knowledge to the country in different ways. For example, several Chilean members of this observatory have been so successful that they have been hired by other international companies, as well as other astronomical observatories.