“This is to seek autonomy and improvement,” stressed the head of the Ministry of Social Development (Mides), Martín Lema, at the start of this edition of the Accesos program, which gives 63 beneficiaries of plans from that portfolio opportunities to work and training in workshops of the Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MTOP). Participants will receive compensation equivalent to a national minimum wage.
Lema was accompanied at the beginning of the experience, this Tuesday 31st, by the Undersecretary of the MTOP, Juan José Olaizola; the National Director of Architecture of that Secretary of State, Santiago Borsari, and the Territorial Director of Montevideo del Mides, Carolina Murphy.
Minister Lema, in his oratory, highlighted that Accesos seeks to generate opportunities for people to excel. In addition, he said that this first stage of the program establishes protected work for seven months for 63 Mides beneficiaries and added that in the second stage companies will be encouraged to hire participants.
For his part, Olaizola stressed that through agreements with public and private institutions, this line of work will promote the employment of Uruguayans, so that they can have the necessary tools to train and then enter private activity.
The participants will work in the Cerrito workshops, of the Department of Architecture of the portfolio, and will collaborate with the works and tasks that are carried out in Montevideo.
Accesses is a socio-educational and labor program, in charge of the National Directorate of Territorial Management, of the Mides, and its objective is the insertion in the formal labor market of people between 18 and 64 years of age in a situation of socioeconomic vulnerability.