Describe the program's most important achievements and lessons learned:
• Broad nationwide dissemination of labor law and other matters of social and labor interest that strengthen information management and keep workers updated and that impact the quality of relations between workers and management.
• Quantitative and qualitative improvements in workers’ basic, pre-secondary, and higher educational levels.
• Increased participation by unionized women in IPEL training.
• Workshops are being held to disseminate national laws and practices and international conventions protecting the rights of women with a view to facilitating their enjoyment of the same opportunities as men in the workplace, education, health, and other areas.
• At the national level, 10 new basic education centers for youth and adult workers have been opened, in coordination with the Ministry of Education, which will enable over 300 workers to continue their pre-secondary education.
• Access was facilitated by workers to higher education and a substantial number successfully completed technical education and bachelor’s degrees.
b. Lessons learned
• Transmission of knowledge, through seminars, conferences, and other forms, must be continuous and ongoing to benefit the working class. Educational events of five (5) days or more have greater impact on the behavior of participants and on attaining the activity’s objectives.
• Entry profiles must be developed for worker participation in the different educational offerings to ensure that more workers achieve the objectives of each teaching method.
• There is an urgent need to integrate government, private, and labor union efforts to facilitate true equality of opportunity between men and women.
Describe the challenges of the program:
- Creating a specialized training center for labor union leaders.
- Establishing coordination with international organizations for advice, internships, and/or other projects that strengthen our efforts to develop tripartism.
Specify if the program has any internal and external evaluations, if applicable, include key findings:
• The training program has a form for participant registration in educational events, and another form for participant evaluation of training activities.