Gender mainstreaming, employment and youth - Brazil

Gender mainstreaming, employment and youth - Brazil

Information dated: 2017
Professional Training Centers

One of the features of the Brazilian Technical South-South cooperation is the establishment of Professional Training Centers. These projects are negotiated with partner countries and financed by ABC and implemented under the technical coordination of SENAI (Brazilian National Service for Industrial Training, a private institution, linked to the Brazilian Industry). The Centers have a direct impact on job generation. Some of the Centers already approved include:


Guatemala: the Vocational Training Center in Guatemala is the largest Brazilian technical cooperation project in this country. The Center was opened on 20 April 2012, providing courses in the following areas of clothing industry; bakery; pastry; processing of dairy products; processing of meat; processing of fruit and vegetables; car bodywork repair; auto mechanics; maintenance of industrial equipment; industrial welding; residential electrical systems; industrial electrical systems; and IT.


Paraguay: the Vocational Training Center in Paraguay was implemented in four phases (2002 to 2014), providing courses in the following areas: business management (group interaction; human relations; interpersonal communications, business negotiations; activity-based costing; management of Vocational Training Center; quality and performance management; leadership and teamwork), IT; mechanics of diesel vehicles; metallurgy; electricity and electronics; civil construction; and industrial sewing.


Jamaica: the Vocational Training Center in Jamaica was set up between 2011 and 2015, providing services in the following areas: electronics; telecommunications and networks; programmable logic controller; mechanics of refrigeration systems; electrical and industrial systems; joinery; metalwork; welding; plumbing systems; and civil construction.


Haiti: the Vocational Training Center to be set up in Haiti, whose implementation phase has just started, is aimed at contributing to enhancing the technical skills of Haitian workers, with a view to increasing their employability. This technical school will be built in Les Cayes, the region most affected by the hurricane Matthew. The Center will provide courses in the following areas: civil construction; industrial sewing; electrical systems; carpentry; auto and motorcycle mechanics; and tour operator.


Guinea-Bissau Professional Training Center: in operation since 2008 the center has already trained more than 3000 citizens. The Center provides training in ten distinct areas of industry: (i) civil construction (training of eclectic mason, roofer, painter, plumber, Iron point guard, tile maker); (Ii) building electricity (training of residential electrician and building electrician); (Iii) industrial sewing (training of tailors to make men's, women's and children's clothing); (iv) appliance repairer (training for the maintenance and repair of household appliances); (v) refrigeration (repair of residential and commercial air conditioners); (vi) microcomputer repairer (training of professionals to maintain / repair microcomputers); (vii) baking and confectionery (training of professionals to work on breads, pastries and snacks and development of techniques and processes for improving the use of local food products available); (viii) locksmithing (training of professionals in the manufacture, repair and installation of metal parts, ferrous and non-ferrous, in the manufacture of frames, doors, grilles, stained glass and similar parts); ) (ix) carpentry (carpenter's training); and (x) auto mechanics (training of small and large car mechanics).


Also, it is worth highlighting the Vocational Training Centers implemented in Timor-Leste, São Tomé and Príncipe, Cape Verde and Angola, whose administration is already under the responsibility of the partner country after qualification of cadres and installation of physical structure appropriate to offer vocational training courses. Within these projects, in addition to the training of teachers, thousands of students were trained in various areas of industry.