A total of 239 people who work in Long Stay Care Centers received a certification that certifies their knowledge on the matter. At the ceremony, organized by Inefo and the MIDES Care Directorate, the 2021-2022 certification cycle was closed and a new call was launched for Long-Stay Centers that want to certify the skills of their workers in the Care area.
Uruguay Certifica is an inter-institutional public policy that allows people who work to certify their skills, that is, to recognize and validate their experience in the occupation they have been performing for years. Within the framework of the Care System, between October and November 2021, a call was made to long-stay centers to certify their workers.
On this occasion, the skills of 239 people (96% of them women) who work in 73 long-stay centers in 12 departments of the country were recognized, with a greater concentration in Montevideo, Colonia and San José. We worked with the CLAEH University, which evaluated the participants and referred those who did not meet some of the competencies to UTU so that they complete the development plan and receive their certification as soon as possible.
Florencia Krall, Director of Care at MIDES, stressed that this activity is in line with what has been proposed by the management: the humanization and professionalization of care. “In this framework, training and certification are one of the most important links, because when we talk about humanizing, we talk about putting people at the center, because they are the ones who receive care and those who provide it, and that goes from the hand of professionalization”, indicated the director.
To end the activity, the main results of the certification of skills by Uruguay Certifica were presented and the details of the new call for long-stay centers that want to apply for their workers were explained. It was clarified that the call will be open until September 9 and that the details can be consulted on the website of the Care System.