1000+ trained and skill-equipped individuals per year
1200+ business units mentored & strengthened annually
1100+ individuals assisted in job placement annually
Conviventia fosters the dignity of work through vocational training, soft-skills development, micro-enterprise development and job placement for individuals in Colombia’s most impoverished communities.
- Youth in vulnerable and impoverished conditions
- Single mothers
- People in conditions of disability
- Demobilized population
- People who have suffered internal displacement
How we promote income generation:
Employment and Professional Development Program:
Formation in labor skills and competencies and strengthening of the individual through our Foundational Employment and Development Program, our strategy for soft-skill development to complement vocational training.
- Entrepreneurship route
- Employability route
Employment and Professional Development:
Facilitating access to decent employment through collaborative platforms and networking.
Entrepreneurial development services increasing individual’s productive potential through our Technical and Vocational Training Centres.
- Increased overall community potential for productivity
- Increased level of participation in the economic sector and society overall
- Ensured fair work conditions
- Increased overall competitiveness in the business sector
- Established more effective networking and workplace relations
- Strengthened the corporate and entrepreneurial environments
- Established clearly defined, ambitious, yet, attainable life projects
- Helped individuals become aware of their capabilities and their responsibility to contribute to societal wellbeing
Testimony from our PTI- Vocational Training Institute in Bogota
Name: Jessica Rojas
Age: 20 years old
I’ve lived in the Las Cruces barrio in Bogota, DC, my entire life, alongside my parents and my brother. I completed my primary and secondary education at the La Giralda school. I came to know Conviventia’s Vocational Training Institute when I was in ninth grade, thanks to the fact that Conviventia’s program is adaptable to those undergoing secondary education as well, categorising as vocational studies. Through this initial opportunity I was able to study English.
Following my high school graduation, I enrolled in their Vocational Training Institute (PTI) to fulfil my wish of becoming a professional stylist. With the skills I began to acquire in the area of manicures and pedicures, I was able to begin making house-calls and earning some income. After this, thanks to some networking, I was able to begin my first job at a beauty salon. The income that this provided me gave me some financial support as I continued my studies and professional development.
I thank Conviventia for always having God at the centre of everything they do and for helping people, for the health brigades they carry out in communities like mine, and for the values and principles that they teach us, such as to give what we can in service of others. For my future, I now wish and dream BIG. I want not only to one day own a beauty salon, but also to one day establish an institution of my own to help those who need it most.