Chimaltenango, by AGN – The Ministry of Education -Mineduc- evaluated the knowledge of a group of women to produce plastic baskets and weaving with a backstrap loom as part of the process to certify their labor skills.
The evaluated group included 62 members of productive units established by the Secretariat of Social Works of the President’s Wife -SOSEP- in Chimaltenango.
The project trains mothers and housewives to manufacture different products for marketing to improve their economic situation.
The Mineduc supports the beneficiaries’ skills with the certification, which allows them to prove their ability and experience in the mentioned practices and provides them an endorsement of the knowledge and trades acquired.
The Directorate for the Improvement of Women’s Socioeconomic Conditions, under SOSEP, is in charge of the productive units. Its purpose is to promote the participation and organization of women to boost the community economy.
The alliance has enabled the certification of women entrepreneurs from different parts of the country, strengthening their skills in different areas.
The General Directorate of Extracurricular Education -Digeex- of the Ministry of Education -Mineduc- is in charge of the certification of labor skills. The purpose is to recognize the skills acquired.
These programs benefit the population without a degree but who work in other activities, which are a source of income for them. The ministry regularly carries out certification campaigns nationally and internationally.
The next event, from April 17th to 20th, will benefit Guatemalans living in New York, United States. The activity will be coordinated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The certified activities include farming, bricklayer, winemaker, cooking, carpenter, butcher, and electrician. Also, it will include hairdressers, bakers, barbers, and blacksmiths. The list covers more than 100 occupations.