The governor of the Argentinian province, Tucuman, Juan Manzur, led the inauguration of the School for Workers of the Province of Tucuman, a body that has been created with the support of the Center for Workers Education de City College of New York (CCNY). This initiative seeks to work together with the best and most advanced experts in education both in the national and international level, in real and virtual workspaces.
The launching of this educational initiative was developed in Tucuman’s government house, with the attendance of Juan Carlos Mercado, Dean of the Division of Multidisciplinary Studies at the Center for Workers Education of New York City; Gerardo Blumenkrantz, Director of the Creative Area of the Master in Branding and Communication at the University of New York City; José Garcia, Dean of the National University of Tucuman; and Juan Pablo Lichtmajer, Minister of Education.
The school will work as part of the Innovation Center CIIDEPT, and will have moving branches throughout the province.
The goal is to promote professional training for and at work, developing and improving workers’ skills, focusing on technical-professional training and continuous teachers’ training, considering technology, science and education.
This new school will deliver specific training in its four buildings, which are equipped with high technology, as well as in unions’ headquarters, and in companies.
Mercado stated that the City College of New York (CCNY) currently has 16,000 students, but the total number goes up to 250,000 and over 240,000 students in professional training. The organization has a school of medicine, a school of engineering, a school of architecture, and a school of science that has 10 Nobel Award winners.
Tucuman is the first Argentinian province to sign this agreement.
Source: Comunicación Tucumán