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Labour skills development (Desarrollo de Competencias Laborales) (2005)



Date: 2005-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The programme seeks to address low levels of employability and employment opportunities of women in vulnerable situations belonging to families participating in the Subsystem of Securities and Opportunities (Ethical Family Income) and Solidarity Chile. The programme is implemented in all regions of the country and is seen as a training and technical proposal, which aims to provide participants personal and professional skills, including in job technical training, allowing their incorporation into the world of work, either dependently or self-employed. Each course has 20 women in average. The duration depends on the number of hours of each course, which can be extended up to 4 months. PRODEMU, with its own staff, is the direct executor of educational sessions, and the stage of technical training is carried out by OTECs, previously selected and contracted by PRODEMU, and under its supervision.


Target population: Women between 18 and 65 years
Area of intervention: Technical and vocational training
Labour intermediation
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical (Women between 18 and 65 years in a belonging to families participating from the Chile Solidario and Ethical Family Income)
Instrument of selection: List delivered by the Family Intervention Unit (FIU) of each municipality
Social Household Registry (Decree 22, 2015)


Legal framework: Law 20.595
Responsible organization(s): Foundation for Women's Promotion and Development (PRODEMU)
Executing organization(s): Foundation for Women's Promotion and Development (PRODEMU)
Source of funding: Government of Chili

1) Enabling in personal, social and employability skills

Recipient(s): Participants of the programme
Description: Contribute to the empowerment of women supporting their integration, maintenance, and professional development. This component emphasizes on personal training aimed at strengthening employability skills. The courses are distributed in 39 hrs in 13 training sessions (of 3 hours each).


2) In job technical training

Recipient(s): Participants of the programme
Description: The training offered is selected based on the diagnosis of local opportunities in each territory. In addition, this component provides basic notions of use of ICT. Training lasts approximately between 46 to 80 hours.


3) Labour intermediation

Recipient(s): Participants of the programme
Description: Provides tools for job search and employment opportunities, the contents depend on the outcome -dependent or independently- seeking by the participant. The duration is 15 hours, composed of 5 sessions of 3 hours each.


Capacitación laboral para la autonomía económica de mujeres en situación de pobreza. El caso de Chile.

Author: Muñoz Rojas, C
Date: 2017
Publication info: Serie Asuntos de Género No 149, CEPAL, Naciones Unidas, Santiago de Chile
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General study




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