Education for Work

Education for Work, primary, secondary and Higher Education; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Education.

Education for Work and Human Development is part of the public education service and responds to the purposes of education enshrined in Article 5 of Law 115 of 1994. It is offered in order to complement, update, supplement knowledge, and form in academic or labor issues and leads to obtaining certificates of occupational proficiency.

It comprises a permanent, personal, social and cultural education, based on a comprehensive conception of the individual, in which an institution organizes an educational project structured in flexible curricula without being subject to the system of levels and degrees of formal education.

According to the provisions of Decree 2020 of 2006, it is understood that "education for work": "... the formative educational process, organized and systematic, by which people, throughout their lives, acquire and develop specific or cross-cutting work skills related to one or several occupational fields referred to in the National Classification of Occupations, which allow them to exercise a productive activity as an employee or entrepreneur individually or collectively".

The fundamental goals of this educational offering are:

  1. Promote training in work practice by developing technical expertise and skills as well as training for artisanal, artistic, recreational and occupational performance, protection and use of natural resources and citizen and community participation in the development of specific skills.
  2. Contribute to the integral and permanent training of people by complementing, updating and educating in academic or labor issues, by offering flexible programs consistent with the needs and expectations of the individual, society, labor market demands, the productive sector and the characteristics of the culture and environment.
Education for Work, primary, secondary and Higher Education; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Education.