The Education and Employability Program, conceived in partnership with various entities and launched in 2005, provided in its first edition, free technical training to 206 São Francisco do Sul residents. More than 600 people applied for vacancies in the courses, which were defined through a survey among students and businessmen, covering areas where there is a shortage of skilled professionals: Waiters, Chamber Maids, Sales Clerks, Cooks, Solderers and Nurses - the latter, exclusively for employees from the Secretary of Health of the municipality.
Vocational training is one of the needs identified by the Agenda 21. It contributes to the growth of income and qualification of the residents so that they can enter the job market in two important areas: health and tourism, mainstays of the municipality's economy.
In 2007, the program held the Nursing course again for another 35 vacancies and launched the course of Soldering Processes with places for 16 people, meeting a demand by São Francisco do Sul businesses.