The coordinator of the district table of the Provincial Council of Education and Labor (COPRET), Román Ros, when asked by this newspaper about the recent work day, stated that “the experience was very good, the participation in which It should be noted that there was a presence of recyclers, cardboard companies, social economies and student centers [del nivel secundario]”, in addition to the usual participants.
As indicated in last Sunday’s edition, the Council has multiple work objectives and, particularly in the case of our city, certain questions are asked at the district work table: What is the strategic plan? Where is it going? What is the productive matrix? Ros affirmed, in this sense, that “COPRET collaborates so that this strategic plan works, but first there has to be one.”
Regarding the meeting held this week, the coordinator pointed out: “The truth is that the accompaniment was very good and we agreed that specific tables will be held, with fewer actors, but continuously.”
He considered, in this sense, that “in this way we will begin to better visualize what the strategic plan that is going to be implemented in Azul will be, with respect to education, production and work”, while he affirmed: “The meeting was very fruitful”.
At the recent meeting, the coordinator of the local COPRET table, Román Ros, presented the agenda of topics to be discussed during the day. At the same time that he presented the work table, he explained that in this type of meetings “they seek to continue a path”, thus making possible “an articulation between the productive sector and education”.
He stressed that, from “COPRET, it is intended that a virtuous relationship be established between four areas of work, which are: technical-professional education, socio-productive sectors, the world of work, and science and technology.”
Ros also explained that “this organization has many lines of work that make these four areas form a virtuous circle and that they are the key to achieving territorial development.”
The coordinator then pointed out that “these lines that fold and go down to each district, are the professionalizing practices, which aim to facilitate the link with the world of work.”
He also indicated that there is “the socio-labor knowledge accreditation agency” and “what has to do with financing, such as the tax credit program, which is a source of public financing in order to favor investment of companies in human resources, allowing certain amounts to be derived from tax obligations, destined to support training actions and the acquisition of educational equipment for technical and agricultural schools, job training centers, higher technical institutes and secondary schools with training itineraries”.
On the other hand, the coordinator Román Ros pointed out that “the table should help us to think of a strategic plan that involves production and work; and, as we say, to go to that future we have to start from the present, accommodating issues of the education that allows achieving the hierarchization and the qualification of the human resource that is going to be the future of Azul”.
In this context, during this week’s meeting, the institutional representatives were asked to mention the careers planned for the 2023 school year, while the socio-productive actors, “comment on what the training needs of the sector are.”
Lawsuits and needs
From the technical schools 1 and 2, the educational offers were made explicit, as well as the professionalizing practices and the agreements that are maintained with different companies. In the case of Technique 2, it was also highlighted that the “Electronics technician has difficulties because the Azul Industrial Park does not have companies related to electronics.”
For her part, the local delegate of the Ministry of Labor of the province of Buenos Aires, Mariela Barrera, explained the legal situation of the professionalizing practices, as she clarified that, in these cases, “there is no employment relationship, ruling out any type of infringement”.
Cristian and Paula Peronja, general managers of Campo Activo, requested the implementation of courses for tractor drivers and seeders
The secretary of the Bakers Union, Pedro Guardia, referred to the lack of personnel trained by his sector. And from INTA the facilities of the Azul agency were offered for courses.
Federico García, president of the Azul Business Center (CEDA), explained the “need to start thinking about a productive-labour strategic project for the Azul Party.”
Andrés Harispe, director of the UNICEN School of Trades, stressed the need to link up and work together.
Meanwhile, Pedro Stancanelli Rúbare, enrolled in the College of Professionals in Tourism of the province of Buenos Aires, mentioned the need for training in tourism English, hotel maid, receptionist and hotel concierge.
Rosario Baldini Duarte, representing the CFI 401 (Comprehensive Training Center) raised the case of “the complication of finding places to carry out professional practices”, while it was mentioned that “courses on sign language interpretation are needed”.
From the UDOCBA teachers union, Irene Lagos referred to the “creation of school buildings in other districts”, while explaining that “in Azul there are also priorities, as is the case of the CFI” and, in this sense, she committed ” to request resources for the expansion of these facilities”.
For his part, Marcelo Marturano, from the Mermes brewery, pointed out the lack of courses for waiters, chefs, kitchen assistants, waiters, “noting that many times the training is paid for by the companies,” although he also mentioned “the lack of employee engagement”.
Municipal official Marisabel Romay explained that “the Employment Office -of which she is the director- has a list of trained personnel”, while she promised to “establish contact with companies in the gastronomic sector”.
Diego Miguelez, a partner at Campos del Centro SRL, referred to the “lack of commitment from the candidates and staff.” He mentioned that “interest should be generated in the candidates [políticos]”, while “he spoke of the need to create a job bank.” He remarked that “the training is provided by the private sectors.”
Councilor Natalia Colomé (Pod Azul block) said that, from her point of view, “there is a lack of community awareness to be able to recommend the city and improve the tourist experience.” On the other hand, she established the “need to create the ‘tourist informant’ course.”
Stella Zárate, a recycling operator -who was present together with another operator, Celeste González-, pointed out “the need to improve the employability of female operators in the sector, different from their current work area”.
Santiago Balda, from INTA’s Extension area, suggested “creating smaller working groups to be able to define a strategic project for the Blue Party: tourism and gastronomy, agriculture, technology, trades, etc.”, he exemplified.
Councilman Silvio Santillán (Frente de Todos bloc) remarked that “the high degree of informality of jobs and jobs must be taken into account, when generating the designs and planning of the different types of training.”
After that, Federico García, from CEDA, and Hernán Lamanna, a teacher at the Escuela Agraria de Azul, defended the idea that “training should always take into account the entrepreneurial profile of the students, and should be developed from the education”.
The municipal official Romay, in her second intervention, described “the types of training in micro-enterprise management”.
The agronomist Francisco Bardi, from the Extension area of the Faculty of Agronomy, highlighted the idea that “reliable data must be sought on the profile of future employees and students, when designing training.”
The coordinator Román Ros supported the idea that “we have to get closer to all secondary schools to show the educational offer”, while Alejandra Blanco, preceptor of the 402 Labor Training Center, spoke about “the interaction they have had with secondary institutions “.
Harispe, from UNICEN, then referred to the “Promote Trades program” and pointed out that “the person must be accompanied in different instances, not only in technical training, but in other transversal contents, such as management, computer science, etc.”.
On the other hand, he explained that “UNICEN can teach food handling courses, which is necessary for the gastronomy sector. Work must be done to reduce the digital gap, since this knowledge is necessary for all trades, which are they are technologizing”. made available to all institutions [presentes en la jornada de COPRET] “because they offer shorter, more dynamic and higher training periods”.
Sabrina Foresto requested textile design courses, while Federico Bellezza, from Haya Paz, “committed to receiving students and creating ties for professional practices.”
Lagos (UDOCBA) inquired about the planning of the professional training courses, while Román Ros explained that they will be included in the 2023 planning. He also “made it clear that you can work in sub-headquarters, as long as there is a training environment that accompanies it”.
From the secondary student centers, Román Ros explained to EL TIEMPO, “they intervened to express their gratitude for having been able to participate in the meeting and, in the first instance, to listen. They were grateful that they had been taken into account, at the time of the call. They told us that they were going to participate in the specific meetings and there yes, seeing the panorama of each of those specific COPRET meetings, they were going to be able to contribute some idea”.
Indeed, Ros, in an interview recently granted to this newspaper, had pointed out the importance of “the participation of the student centers”, since “they are the recipients of the courses, because not all the boys go to study at the faculty Not everyone has that chance.”
Ros expressed that “that idea was raised, I took it to the COPRET congress and it was one of the points of discussion. And it was approved. That is, the participation of the student centers” in each district table “is going to be throughout the province. And it was an initiative that came from Azul”.