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Activities in Ecuador

Project on Strengthening of the Occupational Training for the Vulnerable Sector

Background and Objective

Ceremony for signing Record of DiscussionsyCeremony for signing Record of Discussions

The purpose of the Project on Strengthening of the Occupational Training for the Vulnerable Sector is to develop a model of basic skills training course at the Ecuadorean Occupational Training Service (Servicio Ecuatoriano de Capacitación Profesional or SECAP) for the socially vulnerable such as the refugees, the mildly handicapped, the poor, women and the unemployed to improve the livelihoods and is to set up a system to spread this model to all SECAP training centers.

  • Record of Discussions signed on: October 2, 2008
  • Project Amount: 267.113 million yen
  • Executing Agency: SECAP

Project Summary

Automobile maintenance training Automobile maintenance training

Under the project, JICA is designing course curricula and teaching materials for the socially vulnerable (six fields of gastronomy, industrial sewing, construction, auto mechanics, mechanics and metals, and electricity and electronics). A training system to train advisors is also in the works. Another aim of the project is to establish an employment support system so that persons who complete the training can easily find employment.

Project Highlights

Cooking traineesCooking trainees

Participants in basic skills training courses are selected and provided with support for employment in cooperation with other related agencies such as the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the National Council for People with Disabilities (Consejo Nacional de Discapacidades/CONADIS). Coordination is also carried out to provide social and psychological support.



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