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National Service for Industrial Training
Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial (SENAI)

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 2015

Founded in 1942, SENAI is one of the most important institutions in the country providing formal training for Brazilian industry professionals. Currently SENAI has 25 thousand employees aiming to increase competitiveness of the Brazilian Industry, through technical and vocational education and industrial innovation and technology.

With 744 operational units in all 27 states of the Union, SENAI offers more than 1,800 courses and in 2013 had over 3,4 million enrolments in vocational and technological training courses.

SENAI has partnership with 70 international organizations, including UNESCO, ILO, WorldSkills and CINTERFOR – Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training.


To promote technical and vocational training, facilitating innovation and the transfer of industrial technologies to contribute to increasing the competitiveness of the Brazilian Industry


SENAI has two priority areas: Technical and vocational education and Industrial innovation and technology.

Regarding the Technical and vocational education, SENAI´s 2015-2018 Strategy aims to expand the quality of vocational and higher education in accordance with the industry needs, consolidating SENAI´s Methodology for Vocational Education.

SENAI´s Major Challenges in Technical and Vocational Education:

  • Ensure at least 95% of the companies’ preference for SENAI´s former students, regarding the technical secondary courses.
  • Rise to at least 75% the evaluation of former student´s performance to the standards of "ADEQUATE" or "ADVANCED”.
  • Double the number of enrolments in higher education, achieving the reach of 40 000 enrolments, prioritizing engineering and technology courses.
  • Perform 20% of the enrolments of vocational training and technical secondary courses through distance learning.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
  Secondary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
Primary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
   Interested to learn
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
Interested to lead
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
Interested to lead
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
Interested to lead

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
  Moderately interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
  Moderately interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
  Moderately interested
With Africa
Highly interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
  Moderately interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
Highly interested


Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial (SENAI)
SBN Quadra 1, Bloco C, 3º Andar
70.040-903 Brasília
Distrito Federal


local time now: ~22:55 ±1 hour daylight saving time

Head of UNEVOC Centre
Mr Rafael Lucchesi
Director of Education and Technology at the National Confederation of Industry and Director General, SENAI

UNEVOC Coordinator
Mr Felipe Morgado
Technical and Vocational Education Executive Manager

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page date 2020-01-24



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