One of the challenges for professional training programs designed for people living in poverty or extreme poverty is lack of education. Students who never advanced to secondary school or even to the elementary level face high barriers when it comes to attempts to offer qualification classes.

Such was the case of the Senador Canedo municipality, in the state of Goiás, which implemented the National Program for Access to Technical Education and Employment (Pronatec) between 2012 and 2015. Despite these circumstances, the local program managers adopted measures to ensure that the beneficiaries of the program would be able to meet the professional training course requirements, in addition to receiving training pursuant to the needs of local employers.

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Director: Eduardo Garcês