Accessible, affordable and relatively short. That they be disseminated and publicized in vulnerable neighborhoods, offering themselves, above all, to their youngest inhabitants, as experiences that do not intimidate from the requirements or overwhelm from the stage. In the conviction that many people from La Plata, in the most neglected areas, did not have a concrete and palpable opportunity to aspire to a job opportunity, several NGOs promote the free teaching of trades in clubs and development entities.
“Over the years and experience, we discovered that the closer the courses are given to the place of residence of the students, the lower the dropout rate,” warn the Florencio Pérez Foundation, which finances training in trades in neighborhood clubs since 2011, and has completed 120 courses “with immediate employment opportunities.”
In addition to the advantages of decentralizing, observers agree that there are numerous trades that only require a minimum of preparation to get a job, and given the current state of the labor market, it is very likely that those who acquire it quickly will find a job. In this universe, the tasks related to home maintenance -from the repair of electrical appliances to masonry, plumbing and electrical or gas installation- take on special importance.
“It is very important to take the courses to the most vulnerable neighborhoods, to prevent the fact of having to travel from being private or an impediment for those who are interested in enrolling,” they point out in Florencio Pérez: “And they must be fast, to get there from directly to the people who need it most and who enter the labor market as soon as possible. There are those who feel intimidated by having to go to universities but not to a club, among peers”.
In this sense, a joint initiative between the Florencio Pérez Foundation and the National University of La Plata will allow the free relaunch of the Textile Production course of the house of higher studies. This is one of the areas in which SME employers, given the beginning of reactivation that was registered last year, ran into a greater deficit when adding labor”.
The NGO will finance the teaching of classes, which will take place for all those interested over 17 years of age, with or without completed secondary studies, at the headquarters of the University School of Trades (EUO), which is accessed from Avenida del Petróleo (60), towards Berisso, in front of the YPF Y-Tec laboratory.
“The idea is to generate links with SMEs in the Region that can offer a job opportunity to these young people, once they have been trained,” they say from Florencio Pérez, who will also sponsor, among others, air equipment repair courses -of six months, in the Chacarita Platense and Rural Community clubs-, Locksmith and Electricity -annual, in venues to be defined-, and Software and Community Management -together with the UTN, in the Floresta club-.
The NGO’s total payroll also includes Masonry, Furniture assembly, Plaster rock assembly, Administrative assistant, Personal assistant, Elderly care assistant, Carpentry, Locksmith, Gas and electrical installation, Blacksmithing, Horse farrier, Cleaning Institutional, Garden maintenance, Auto mechanics, Pawn harvester and plumbing. Those interested can contact the email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by WhatsApp message at 221 654 0908.
The UNLP School of Trades, for its part, offers a total of ten courses that combine virtual and face-to-face instances, as professional practices”.
Registration for the school year, which will start in the second half of March, does not require prior studies and can be done through the following link: https://linktr.ee/euounlp.
General Carpentry, Real Estate Electricity, Sanitary and Gas Installations Assistant, Industrial Safety and Hygiene Assistant, Accounting Administrative Assistant, Elderly Care Assistant, Pastry Shop, Kitchen, Installation and Maintenance of Networks and Mechanical Workshop Assistant are taught. of motorcycles.
The drama of the shortage of centers for the apprenticeship of trades