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Latin America and the Caribbean
Training for Trades (Capacitación en Oficios) (Ex Training for Work) (1997- )



Date: 1997-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The programme seeks to improve the chances to find an employment of quality and/or better earnings, through training sessions to get more employability. Also, the programme pays to the Technical Training Organisations for each recipient that they put into the labour market.


Target population: People aged between 18 and 65 years old who belong to the first two quintiles
Area of intervention: Technical and professional training
Labour intermediation services
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: 1) Proxy means test 2) Categoric: people with incomplete tertiary education
Instrument of selection: Social Household Registry (Decree 22, 2015)
Exit strategies or criteria: Attendance to 75% of training sessions
Comments: *The access to training is allowed to people aged between 16 and 17 years old with parental responsibility.
*Allowance of CLP$3.000 per each day of attendance to teaching phase and internship phase.
*If the course has the independent component, an allowance of CLP$ 200,000 will be given for supplies, tools or instruments
* Personal accident insurance during the training activity.


Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare
Executing organization(s): National Service of Employment and Vocational Training (SENCE)
Source of funding: Government of Chile

1) Teaching phase

Recipient(s): All programme participants
Description: The programme requires 250 hours of vocational training, but 60% should be directed to occupation learning, and the rest to transversal skills teached at employability modules, ICT, and tutorials, among other proposed by OTEC's. Each OTEC may define the hours distribution of the additional modules of the occupation, and they are able to include modules according to target group and occupation being teached by training sessions.



Recipient(s): All programme participants
Description: It seeks to insert beneficiaries as interns in a dependent job, or the development of an entrepreneurship project to achieve an independent graduation from the programme, but related with the training contents. This component has a duration of two months (maximum) for courses, and an internship of between 90 to 360 hours.


3) Labour intermediation

Recipient(s): All programme participants
Description: The programme will require to the OTEC to insert into the labour market, through labour intermediation services, at least 50% of the students that approved the teaching phase. If they achieve that goal, the programme would pay 10% of the total amount of the course. After three months of graduation and if the beneficiary could not get access to a job utilising the intermediation services provided by OTEC, the person would be transfered to the labour intermediation services of SENCE.


Evaluación Cuantitativa y Cualitativa de la Implementación del Programa Formación para el Trabajo Línea Sectoriales Año 2012 - 2013, RESUMEN EJECUTIVO -INFORME FINAL

Author: Galerna Consultores
Date: 2014
Publication info: Servicio Nacional de Capacitación y Empleo (SENCE)
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Evaluation


Informe Ejecutivo de Resultados Evaluación de Implementación y Resultados del Programa Capacitación en Oficios año 2015

Author: Consultora Etnográfica
Date: 2016
Publication info: Consultora Etnográfica, Unidad de estudios, 27/10/2016
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Evaluation


Evaluación de Impacto del Programa de Formación en Oficios para Jóvenes de Escasos Recursos, Ejecución 2005

Author: Centro de Microdatos
Date: 2008
Publication info: Servicio Nacional de Capacitación y Empleo (SENCE) [en línea]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact Evaluation


Ficha Programa de Formación para el Trabajo

Author: Unidad de Estudios - SENCE
Date: 2014
Publication info:
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General description




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