National Service of Learning (Colombia)

National Service of Learning
Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje
Agency overview
Formed 21 June 1957 (1957-06-21)
Headquarters Calle 57 № 8-69
Bogotá, Colombia
Annual budget COP$2,225,561,000,000 (2012)[1]COP$2,275,580,644,000 (2013)[2]
COP$2,696,476,662,500 (2014)[3]
Agency executive
Parent agency Ministry of Labour

The National Service of Learning (Spanish: Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje) (SENA) is a Colombian public institution focused in the development of programs of professional formation. It's a government initiative to develop education in Colombia and foment employment.

Throughout its more than 50 years SENA has been highlighted as one of the most important centers of technical and tecnological education in Latin America, their educational programs focus on areas such as Administration, Agriculture, Architecture, Construction, Design, Electricity, Electronics, Mechanics and Technology.


  1. Colombia, Congress of (14 December 2011). "Ley 1485 de 2011" (PDF). Diario Oficial (in Spanish). Bogotá (48,283): 15. ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  2. Colombia, Congress of (10 December 2012). "Ley 1593 de 2012" (PDF). Diario Oficial (in Spanish). Bogotá (48,640): 16. ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  3. Colombia, Congress of (11 December 2013). "Ley 1687 de 2014" (PDF). Diario Oficial (in Spanish). Bogotá (49,001): 31. ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
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