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EDITION N° 11

THE LABOR OBSERVATORY CONTRIBUTES TO TRAINING FOR EMPLOYMENT

We tell you why we are looking for scientific training for employmen.
Lina Castillo
SENA General Management Communicator
2021/DECEMBER

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Providing valuable information that contributes to the development of relevant actions and programs for the training and employment of SENA apprentices and graduates is one of the fundamental objectives of the Labor and Occupational Observatory (LOO) of the institution. It is an instrument, created in 2004, which monitors and supervises the behavior of occupations using different sources.
In fact, investors and scientists from LOO develop different strategies to collect data. Some of them are the follow-up of the working situation of Colombians who have been trained by SENA in certified and complementary training programs, as well as those who have certified their labor skills.

"The ‘Pertinence Matrix’ stands out as a tool that SENA uses to evaluate the chances that training programs have in the labor market."

“Such labor is carried out through the estimate of the hiring rate six months after having finished their studies, in the case of certified programs, and a measure of the annual employability rate, in the case of complementary modality and certification through skills”, says Hernan Mauricio Rodriguez, LOO coordinator.
Truth is, these indicators turn out to be an important guide for regional offices and forming centers of the institution when making strategic decisions about the offer of programs and the service of employment mediation through SENA’s public employment agency, which must be aligned with the reality of labor offer and demand.
Similarly, the ‘Pertinence Matrix’ stands out. It is a tool that SENA uses to evaluate the chances that training programs have in the labor market, considering the engagement level, business practices, dynamics, social demand, and the plans of regional competitiveness.
Another relevant issue has to do with the ‘Occupations National Classification’ (CNO), as it consolidates and organizes all existing positions in Colombian labor market, and serves as input for training processes, skills normalization (standardization of a function), and employment mediation.
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Carlos Mario Estrada Molina: SENA General Director.
Pilar Navarrete Rivera: SENA Head Office Communications.
Editorial Committee: Guillermo Martin, Karen Camacho y Fernando García. General Information: Journalists General Direction Regional Communicators. Design: República Audiovisual.