Governor Oscar Herrera Ahuad highlighted it in the Olympic Village of Puerto Piray, venue for the opening day of the First Festival of the Technical Schools, which brought together some 1,200 students from 65 institutions in the province who participated in sports activities, exhibitions of projects and musical shows.
Herrera Ahuad accompanied the first day of the event in which the first assembly of student centers in the province and the election of authorities who will represent Misiones at the national level were also convened.
The president took advantage of the occasion to talk with students from various technical schools in the province and learn about their innovative projects exhibited at the stands in the Plaza de los Niños. There, he highlighted the level of creativity and ingenuity of the youth projects, especially for emphasizing the circular economy, caring for the environment and healthy eating. In addition, he accompanied the award ceremony of the “Circular Economy from the Technical Schools of Misiones” contest promoted by the Ministry of Climate Change and the Ministry of Education.
A SAMPLE OF ACCOMPANIMENT TO TECHNICAL TRAINING
The Governor highlighted the importance of the political decision to hold this type of event “to resume all kinds of activities after the pandemic and above all, at a time when creativity is taking imagination further and further.” He highlighted the way in which the Technical Schools Festival promotes the creativity of young people “in a province that is providing tools so that ingenuity can be incorporated into the different financing and support systems.”
Likewise, he indicated that from the Government of Misiones “we are committed to accompanying each of the students of the technical schools of the province, because the objective is to continue growing in different projects, but, above all, to be respectful of the youth creativity. In that respect is also the accompaniment so that they make their dreams come true”.
In addition, the Governor said that in Misiones support for technical schools is essential because it is “one of the provinces with the largest number of industries in the form of small and medium-sized companies.” He emphasized that the industrial system of our region is nourished by students with technical education and gave as an example the products designed by young people who were trained in technical schools, such as the latest technology truck adapted to the Misiones geography or the electric car built by Hamelbot. Along the same lines, he commented on the value that the province gives to the software industry and that on his recent trip to the United States he was informed that there are young missionaries who work in companies like Amazon.
“Misiones is one of the provinces that gives the most support to technical schools and their projects, we are even assuming, together with the Nation, the challenge of building more schools,” he stressed.
Among those attending the event were the local mayor, Marta Lezcano; the Minister of Sport, Héctor Javier Corti; the head of the General Council of Education, Juan Alberto Galarza, the undersecretary of Technical Education, Gilson Berger; mayors of localities in the area among other officials of the Executive and Legislative Powers.
A MEETING FOR TECHNICAL TRAINING
The First Festival of the Technical Schools began with the presence of 1,200 students from 65 institutions in the province and lasted until last Saturday.
The event included an exhibition of academic projects set up in the Children’s Square, sporting events, the first assembly of student centers, and cultural and artistic events. To this were added stands from Silicon Misiones and the School of Robotics, as well as from private companies that collaborated with funds for the organization of the party.
The launch of the page was also made official at the opening that will function as a platform for companies to upload job offers and technical school graduates access this information to apply by uploading their resumes.
A large part of the event was held in the Olympic Village of Puerto Piray, which is currently in the final stage of construction, so on this occasion the paddle court, the 7-a-side soccer field and the 11-a-side soccer micro stadium were used.