FUTURO TÉCNICO AND ISA INTERCHILE START WEBINAR TO LINK THE TRAINING SECTOR WITH THE LABOR MARKET
- The initiative aims to enhance learning exchange opportunities for 11th and 12th-grade students studying electricity at technical-professional high schools in Coquimbo and Valparaíso.
June 24, 2021. Looking to create new learning opportunities for technical high school students specializing in electricity, Futuro Técnico partnered with ISA INTERCHILE to carry out a series of webinars entitled “Development of Transmission Projects in Electrical Substations,” led by ISA Interchile’s Project Manager, Emilio Pizarro. This activity allows for the connection between the educational sector and the labor market, enhancing vocational training spaces for students in the Coquimbo and Valparaiso regions.
The inaugural day was attended by Andrés Pérez, Executive Secretary EMTP of the Ministry of Education; Susana Silva, Futuro Técnico Macrozona Centro Norte coordinator; Álvaro González, Manager of Institutional Relations at ISA INTERCHILE; teachers, and 11th and 12th-grade students from technical-professional high schools.
From the Ministry of Education, Andrés Pérez highlighted the importance of these events, stating that “these sessions are key for students to understand what is happening in the labor market. In addition, they strengthen students’ abilities and the development of the technical-professional network.”
Meanwhile, the Futuro Técnico Macrozona Centro Norte coordinator, Susana Silva, highlighted that this “is a space where students can acquire better skills to develop their projections for future professional practice, work, or continuation of studies since it allows them to better understand the labor world and higher education with a focus on the electricity sector. We are proud to be part of the creation of these instances that allow us to promote a learning method that is more connected to the needs of today’s world, generating connections between students and their future work.”
Generating instances of connection between both sectors not only benefits young people, but also allows economic sectors to bring their current workforce requirements closer to the educational world. In this sense, the Manager of Institutional Relations at ISA INTERCHILE, Álvaro González, focused on the relevance of this alliance for the company. “In our search to be a contribution in the territory where we are present – from Antofagasta to the Metropolitan Region – as ISA INTERCHILE, we want to contribute to technical and professional education through our experience in electric substation transmissions. Together with Futuro Técnico, we have that opportunity and today we can speak together with the students about this topic so that they can have a more complete vision of the work we are doing, in which they can be a part of in the future,” he stated.
The initiative marks a milestone in the partnership between the organizations, which seeks to enable EMTP teachers and students specializing in electricity in 11th and 12th grade to learn about the processes that take place within the company, creating a link with the world of work that aims to prepare them for tomorrow’s challenges.