Colleges and Institutes Canada Colleges and Institutes Canada


A Thousand Women

Brazil | South America

Project Description

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) worked with with the Secretariat of Professional and Technical Education (SETEC) of Brazil’s Ministry of Education to build the capacity of trainers within 13 Federal Centres for Technological Education (CEFETS). One of the major components of the project focused on capacity building for marginalized women of North-East Brazil. CICan assisted with improving technical training programs in which over thousand of the women from the North-East of Brazil participated. And, to increase employment opportunities among these women, CICan facilitated collaboration with stakeholders from industries and the local private sector.

Start Date:

March 1, 2007

End Date:

June 3, 2011



Increase employment opportunities among women through technical training

Funded By

Canadian International Development Agency

Ministry of Education, Brazil

Fashion and Handicraft; Food and culinary; Tourism; Fishery

Results Achieved:
Training: (i) 1191 women trained; (ii) 84.13% completion rate Job Readiness: (i) 670 women certified; (ii) 18.76% women entered the formal labour market
College Partner(s):
8 Colleges

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