Pro-Engineering/HR-IT: Laboratory opening in Manaus
On the afternoon of November 24th, the laboratories of Pro-Engineering/HR-IT programs were inaugurated at Sérgio Pessoa Figueiredo Integral Education Center (CETI), in Manaus. Both laboratories were assembled with equipment donated by Instituto TIM. The ceremony was attended by the Amazonas state secretary of Education, Rossieli Soares da Silva, and the Amazonas state executive-secretary of Science, Technology and Innovation, Edilson Soares. Instituto TIM is the only private supporter of the programs, which are the result of a partnership between the Amazonas State Department of Science, Technology and Innovation, through the Amazaonas State Research Support Foundation (Fapeam) and the Amazonas State Department of Education. Approximately 200 people, including students, parents, educators and authorities, watched the ceremony.
Using the donation of Instituto TIM, pieces of equipment were bought, such as weights and meters units, machine for solids revolution, a geometric reflector and copier, robotic arms, ramps with motion detector, chronometers, scales and lenses, among others. They were used to assembly 8 laboratories: 2 for Mathematics, 2 for Physics, 2 for Chemistry and 2 for Robotics. The educators and coordinators of the Amazonas Institute of Education (IEA) and the Engineer Sérgio Pessoa Figueiredo Integral Education Center (CETI), where the laboratories were installed, were trained to learn how to use the equipment. “It’s a large investment that is being made in partnership with Instituto TIM for us to have qualified labor, especially in Manaus,” added the secretary of Education, Rossieli Soares da Silva.
The Strategic Inducement Program for the Training of Human Resources in Information Technology (HR-IT) and the Strategic Inducement Program for the Training of Human Resources in Engineering (Pró-Engenharias) encourage professionalization in Engineering and Information Technology by supporting full-time education centers in the state of Amazonas. The two programs currently benefit 280 students.