Venezuelans are being given the chance to train as carpenters and work for “socialist” EPSDC carpentries (direct community social production enterprises) which are supporting the government’s great housing mission.
One of the socialist carpentries, opened last week in one of the government’s newly built socialist cities, Turmerito, was established by a group of 22 communal councils. The carpentry produces doors for the state’s housing mission, which aims to build 3 million houses before 2017.
As well as providing citizens with decent housing and local services, including community police, schools and health centres, one of the concepts central to the government’s new socialist cities is to provide local and socially orientated non-exploitative work to residents.
“I never thought in my whole life that I would be making doors, but now that’s what I’m doing, thanks to the revolution,” said Ana Estrada, a worker at the carpentry.