Building the Future Youth Scholarship will go up to 5,258 pesos per month in 2022

Following the 22% increase in the general minimum wage (SMG) authorized for 2022, the Young Building Apprenticeship Scholarship (JCF) will go from 4,310 to 5,258.13 pesos per month starting next year. This is the third substantial increase in the amount they receive through this program, which has practically doubled since it began operations in 2019.

According to the update of the operating rules of the federal government’s flagship program analyzed by the National Commission for Regulatory Improvement (Conamer), it is not yet contemplated as a requirement to enter the program to present the Federal taxpayer registration (RFC), a procedure that will become mandatory for people over 18 years of age as of next year in accordance with the Tax Miscellany 2022 approved by the Congress of the Union.

JCF is a program of the government of President Andrés Manuel López obrador aimed at those who have between 18 and 29 years old and they do not work and do not study either. The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) is in charge of linking scholarship recipients with companies, public institutions or social organizations so that they are trained for work and acquire “skills, aptitudes, knowledge and values” that will help them get a job. .

Every month, they receive a scholarship equivalent to the minimum wage so that they can move to work centers or buy basic food. It began operating in January 2019 and in that year the government deposited 3,600 pesos directly to their bank accounts each month. In 2020, the support grew to 3,748 pesos and during this year they have received 4,310 pesos.

According to the program’s website, there are currently a little more than 451,000 young people linked and linked in more than 361,000 work centers. The majority, 265,783, are women and 185,780 are men. Chiapas, Tabasco and Veracruz are the states with the highest number of registered people.

More of “2.3 million young people from 18 to 29 years old who do not study and do not work and who live primarily in municipalities with high and very high marginalization, with high rates of violence or who belong to historically discriminated groups, do not have opportunities to develop productive activities, “says the Diagnosis Budget program S-280 Youth Building the Future, document prepared by the STPS and published in August of this year.

So far the program has benefited a group of 1.8 million young people And the goal for next year is for 400,000 more youth to enroll. The Congress of the Union authorized an item of 21,696 million pesos for this purpose within the Expenditure Budget of the Federation 2022.

Other benefits of the program

According to the National Occupation and Employment Survey (ENOE), the population aged 20 to 29 is the one with the highest number of unemployed people. As of the third quarter of 2021, almost 913,000 people in this age range who had a job before the pandemic had not returned to the job market. The first reason why they are not working is because they lost their job or it ended, secondly, because they quit. Lack of work experience is the third reason for this group, but it is the one that is mentioned the most in comparison with older populations.

The STPS diagnosis indicates that “one of the historically discriminated groups is that of women”. And among them, that of young women “is one of the most marginalized in access to educational resources, which contributes to placing them in poor sectors of the economy and limits their ability to obtain positions that require certain levels of knowledge.” Many “carry the bulk of family obligations, often do not have the capacity to invest in their professionalization.”

Four out of 10 people between the ages of 19 and 24 are women who do not have a paid job and do not study, and one in 10 is a man, according to the Espinosa Yglesias Study Center (CEEY). 45% of young women and men unemployed and not enrolled in school He has children.

The operating rules JCF state that “the amount will be delivered equally, both for men and women without any distinction, in the different regions and states of the country.” By being part of the program, the scholarship recipients will have the right to medical insurance against illnesses, maternity and work risks. Said coverage is granted by the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS).

The requirements and documentation to register are:

  • Be between 18 and 29 years old at the time of application
  • Not be working or studying
  • Unique Population Registry Code (CURP)
  • Valid official identification
  • Proof of current address, such as electricity, water, property or telephone bill
  • Photograph of the face with the QR code provided by the Digital Platform at the time of registration

They can participate in the program young migrants, but only those who have been able to regulate their stay in the country, as they will ask for a document issued by the National Institute of Migration (INM).

Not all activities are allowed

The work centers that can offer training range from small workshops or neighborhood businesses to large companies or public institutions. The activities are also extensive, but there are some that la STPS prohibe:

  • Domestic work
  • Multi-level sales or pyramid schemes
  • Surveillance, watchmen, security personnel to safeguard goods or people and transfer of values
  • Personal drivers
  • Religious worship activities
  • Political-electoral proselytizing activities or within a political party

From the first month of training they will be able to download a Accreditation letter, in which you will be aware of the time they have participated in the program. “Said document will have a unique validation code that allows its authenticity to be verified”, indicate the operating rules.

At the end of the 12 months they will get a Training certificate. It will “describe the technical skills acquired and / or the area of ​​interest”. This document will also carry a unique validation code. In addition, the workplace may issue any other accreditation or certification at no cost.

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