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Latin America and the Caribbean
Youth building the future (Jóvenes construyendo el futuro) (2019-)



Date: 2019-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The program aims to provide on-the-job training opportunities for young people aged 18 to 29 years who neither work nor study. Among the objectives of the programme are promoting the social and productive inclusion of young people, reducing unemployment and including the private sector in social responsibility activities for the productive development of young people. Through the delivery of a monthly financial contribution of MXN$ 3,600, young people are expected to acquire technical and soft skills in a work environment for a maximum period of 12 months. The participants also receive medical insurance covering accidents, illness, maternity and work risks, through the IMSS, during the period of stay in the program


Target population: Young people aged 18 to 29 years who do not currently study or work and declare that they are able to participate in the program
Area of intervention: Technical and vocational training
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical Means test
Registry of recipients: Digital platform of Youth building the future
Exit strategies or criteria: Participants can be suspended when they are incorporated into a Work Centre or they are unable to continue with the job training. They can also be removed from the program when they give false information or the participant maintains an inappropiate behaviour


Legal framework: DOF: 01/10/2019 Guidelines for the operation of the Youth Building the Future Program
DOF: 28/09/2019 Guidelines for the operation of the Youth Building the Future Program
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Labor and Social Security (STPS)
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Labor and Social Security (STPS)
Source of funding: Government of Mexico

1) Training in the workplace

Recipient(s): Young people aged 18 to 29 year who do not currently work or study
Mode of transfer: Plain transfer
Mode of delivery: Debt card
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Direct recipient
Conditionalities: Signature of letter of commitment, provide reliable information required by the STPS and compliance with schedules and training activities
Sanctions: Suspension or withdrawal of the program when the Work Center considers that there was a justified cause that deserves it
Amount : MXN$ 3,600




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