Young offenders pass farm course

A number of young offenders in Chile have been given the chance to take a course in salmon farming, as part of their rehabilitation. 

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Several authorities of the Labour and Social Welfare Ministry, together with regional directors of the Service for Minors (Sename) and the Service of Training and Employment (Sence), held the certification ceremony of young offenders, who successfully passed the course of "Farming of salmon species: nursery and smoltification stages".

According to the information published in the local newspaper El Divisadero, this training will enable them - once they've served their time - an important step in the process of social reintegration that the Chilean state seeks to provide these young people.

The youths participated in a training process that included 200 hours of classes, divided into 30 theoretical hours and 170 in practical classes, which were executed between November 9th and December 17th, 2015. The lessons were divided into two modules: management of standards and procedures for biosafety, hygiene, sanitation, prevention and risk control, together with basic farming operations for salmon species in accordance with the current legislation, which was developed in fish farms located in different parts of the Region of Aysén.