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July 12, 2019

Agreement will allow training and improving employability for thousands in Chile

At no cost for the participants, the courses will be held in the coming months through the Vetas de Talento program. They have an extent of 400 to 450 hours, and will focus on specialties such as basic electrical systems maintenance, instrumentalists, and industrial control; and basic maintenance of mechanical systems and industrial processes control.

Planning to ensure the availability of human capital with the necessary skills to respond to the challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, on June 14th, the Consejo de Competencias Mantenimiento 4.0 (Skills Council for Maintenance 4.0), Fundación Chile and Sence, signed a collaboration agreement to expedite the implementation of a training and intermediation plan for trades related with Maintenance 4.0. This initiative will benefit 1000 people from five different regions of the country (Antofagasta, Valparaíso, Metropolitan Region, Bío Bío Region, and Los Lagos).

The courses, at no cost to its participants, will be carried out in the coming months through the Vetas de Talento program, spanning from 400 to 450 hours, and focusing on specialties in basic maintenance of electrical systems, instrumentalists, and industrial control, as well as basic maintenance of mechanical systems and industrial processes control.

The undersigning event counted with the participation of Rodrigo Abumohor, president of the Skills Council 4.0; Juan Manuel Santa Cruz, National Director of Sence; Diego Richard, Executive Director of Fundación Chile’s Agendas Sectoriales (Sectoral Agendas); Eduardo Salazar, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism of Puerto Montt; and Esteban Ramírez, General Manager of Intesal SalmonChile, among others.

During the event, Rodrigo Abumohor, stated that “the way in which organizations are structured or carry out their business is changing radically, as well as the capabilities people need. We have travelled from an era at the end of the 90’s with hypercompetitiveness, to an era marked by irrelevance. Businesses and organizations have lost relevance, as well as the capacities of people. This is not just about training better but about training differently”.

This initiative will benefit 1000 people from five different regions of the country: Antofagasta, Valparaíso, Metropolitan Region, Bío Bío Region, and Los Lagos.

For his part, the National Director of Sence, Juan Manuel Santa Cruz, valued the work being done by CPC, Fundación Chile, and JP Morgan, ensuring that “With this initiative we are setting ourselves on the side of the works that are created, taking advantage in the best way of the trend of increase and greater maintenance sophistication. In addition, we are doing it in the hands of the private sector, which is now organized to identify the amount of people they need, what skills they require, and the best practices to train them”.

Fundación Chile’s Diego Richard stressed that the fourth revolution also means creating new industries and new jobs. “Taking advantage of this opportunity will depend on the development of a proactive labor reconversion strategy and a curricular adjustment that will prepare our workforce for the challenges of the new economy”.