SUPERATEC's program consists of 160 hours of training (96 hours of technology training, 44 hours of human development training and 20 hours of job skills training). The ultimate goal is to provide youth with professional skills to ensure their effective inclusion in the job market: Provide technology and life skills training for low-income youth Enable youth to acquire professional skills to ensure their inclusion in the job market Provide job placement opportunities to participants
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Venezuela's political and economic situation has exacerbated the plight of the nation's marginalized communities. According to the National Institute of Statistics, over 27% of the population lives in poverty (7% in extreme poverty). Venezuela's low-income youth confronts debilitating social problems including teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, gang-related violence, unemployment and domestic violence, all of which create obstacles to learning and contribute to elevated school drop-out rates.
How will this project solve this problem?
SUPERATEC program utilizes a comprehensive, integrated curriculum. The human development program covers topics such as ethics, goal-setting, personal initiative, change and conflict management, effective communications, teamwork and leadership. Course work includes oratory sessions to teach the students voice projection, eye contact and body language. The technology training courses focus on Microsoft Office, internet navigation, systems architecture, hardware and software installation, etc.
Potential Long Term Impact
In the last 10 years, SUPERATEC has benefited more than 12 thousand people from low-income communities, including mostly youth, but also parents, teachers and anyone else who desires to learn and develop technological skills. We are focused in offer technology knowledge as a tool for personal growth, being our ultimate goal the human develop, goal setting project, self-knowledge, ethics, universal values and more. We strongly believe these knowledge could help people to change their lives.
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,403
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,597
Total Funding Goal: $10,000