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Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database
Latin America and the Caribbean
Chile Qualifies (Chile Califica) (2002-2009)



Date: 2002-2009
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: This programme aims to establish a continuing education and training system in order to improve the conditions of empleability for the active population, specially from the vulnerable segments of the population that do not have completed formal education. Then, it provides training and adult education according to the work they do in their job.


Target population: Persons between 18 and 65 years with unfinished education or without any education.
Area of intervention: Adult education
Geographic scale: National


Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Education
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Education
Source of funding: Government of Chile; the World Bank

1) Flexible modality

Recipient(s): Young and Adult people over 18, who did not complete basic or secondary education and for different reasons -work, health, family care or other- have not much time for attending school.
Description: It consists on a free education modality, which is flexible and semi-presential, targeting adults and young people;. It is adjusted to the strudent needs. It provides several schedule and class frequency, adapted to the time availability. the classes take place close to the participants` places of residence or work, in order to facilitate their attendance to them. For example: educational establishment and other places such as parishes, communitarian headquarters, neigborhood associations, etc. . the courses last in less time than regular education for children and youths.


2) Regular modality

Recipient(s): Adults over 18 years that, for labour, healht or other reasons could not start or complete their studies of basic and secondary education; young people which are doing their military service; persons privated of their liberties in penitenciary centres.
Description: Basic and secondary education courses, teached in less time than the regular education for children and youths. The study taken through this modality are certified by an education establishment and are legaly valid. The adult secondary education licence acredits that the person can continue with superior education.


Consultoría destinada a establecer un diagnóstico de la actual modalidad de validación de estudios y una propuesta para su absorción en el Sistema Nacional de Evaluación y Certificación de Estudios

Author: Universidad de Chile
Date: 2009
Publication info: Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial; Universidad de Chile
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Evaluation


Evaluación en Profundidad Programa Chilecalifica

Author: Santiago Consultores
Date: 2009
Publication info:
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact Evaluation




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