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Latin America and the Caribbean
Programme of Employment Creation and Vocational Education for Young People (Programa de generación de empleo y educación vocacional para jóvenes en Guatemala) (2013- )

 

 

Date: 2013-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The objective of the programme is to improve the living conditions of young people in Guatemala, from 14 to 29 years old, by providing them with quality work opportunities, which will be achieved through the identification and generation of decent work opportunities , the creation and/or enhancement of technical skills for work, and supporting the institutional framework of a national youth employment system. In addition, the support for the strengthening of a national public policy for the generation of employment for young people includes the promotion of self-employment through Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
   

Characteristics

Target population: Young people between 14 and 29 years old
Area of intervention: 1) Professional and vocational training
2) Labour intermediation services
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical
   

Institutionality

Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Economy of Guatemala (MINECO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MINTRAB)
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Economy of Guatemala (MINECO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MINTRAB)
Source of funding: Government of Guatemala
   

1) Identification and generation of formal and decent employment

Recipient(s): Programme participant
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: It is aimed at facilitating the inclusion of young people into productive activities in existing companies, as well as through the creation and/or strengthening of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), considering their potential for the generation of employment opportunities. This component incorporates an innovative model of Business Development Offices (ODE) at the local level.

 

2) Creation and improvement of the technical capacities of young people

Recipient(s): Programme participant
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: The objective is to improve the conditions of employability of young people through professional training, certification, and improvement of channels of intermediation of labour supply and demand.

 

3) Institutional support to the National Employment System

Recipient(s): Programme participants
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: This component provides technical assistance to strengthen the Public Employment Services (SPE) for young people already existing in the Ministry of Labor and Social Prevention and to strengthen the Ministry of Economy's MSME programs.

 

 

 

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