Age 16-29 years.
Not in formal education.
Willing to be trained and to work.
Unemployed, underemployed or
» In the 4 poorest deciles.
» Possessing a Dominican identity card.
Program structure: COS/Firm/Ministry
COS and firms
COS selects 35
What firms value from interns
Willingness to take on new concepts, positive attitude toward
Openness to teamwork and ability to relate to others.
Early adoption to the culture of the company.
Ability to manage conflict.
Understanding and compliance with health and safety standards.
Willingness to get a job, women more than men.
Higher employment rate after a year of graduation, but result tapers off.
Higher job satisfaction.
Active search of employment in the short term, women more than men.
Greater number of hours spent looking for work at the end of program
More likely to seek a better job (women).
Increased duration of employment (DCB).
Behavior and socio-emotional skills
Significant reduction of pregnancies, 20% over the control group.
Higher rate of support and information demand, and higher
communication skills (DCB)
Less likely to engage in fights in the 12 months before the survey.
Lower consumption of alcohol
TTP vs. DCB
DCB + internship + stipend.
Greater flexibility to adapt to any type of work.
Increased likelihood of short-term employment
Active job search.
Reduced risky behavior (Alcohol consumption, pregnancy).
Construction of life project.
TTP + internship + stipend.
Looking for a better quality jobs (Men).
More formal jobs.
Search for a job in there area of training.
Increased job satisfaction.
The biggest challenge is the long-term labor insertion
The internships are conducted in small businesses, which do not require
The number of interns hired by the company is low.
Many companies have no vacancies in when they plan with the COS
Achieving greater articulation between training provision and