A total of 36,401 people registered in the government’s Knowledge and Work mission as the final stage of the program’s registration phase got underway last week. The latest recording brings the total of Venezuelans registered in the mission to 702,674, said the vice-president for the Economic-Productive Area, Ricardo Menendez.
Due to strategic reasons, the registration process was divided into three stages and held in different states of the country. This last wave of registration is now taking place in the remaining 9 states of the country, with participants being offered a choice of employment and training in different sectors of the economy.
Menendez said that of those Venezuelan registered, 26.28% had expressed an interest in working in education, 20.5% in housing, 16.13% in the energy sector, 8.32% in industry, and 8.07% in the health industry. The Minister also confirmed that over 54% of those registered were women.
According to the government, some of the citizens who registered in the first state of the registration process have already begun a 3 month training program in their chosen area and will receive a grant ranging from $100 to $232.56 whilst in training.
The main goal of this socio-productive program is to reduce unemployment rates and to develop a productive work system for the transition of the country toward socialism.