Published On: Mon, May 28th, 2018

SEQ signs agreement with International Youth Foundation for English training in Quintana Roo

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On May 24, an agreement was signed between the International Youth Foundation and the Secretariat of Education of Quintana Roo (SEQ), with the aim of providing socio-emotional skills, teamwork, English training and approach to professional life to more than 40,000 young people of middle education in the state, for this, the foundation will make an investment of 1.8 million dollars in the next three years.

The program will be implemented for three years in the states of Quintana Roo and Baja California Sur, which together with the foundation, aim to improve the transition of 60, 500 young people from upper secondary education to workforce.

Of the 60, 500 students that will be benefited, over 40,000 are in Quintana Roo, together with the transition project, one of the short-term goals according to the education authorities, is to align the study program of public institutions to the needs of the tourism and hospitality industry.

“The planning process with the first 300 teachers of the Colegio de Bachilleres, will take place from June 18 to 22, so that they are ready before the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, the other subsystems will be incorporated to the process subsequently, together with the Colegio de Bachilleres. Students of Preparatoria will also join the National College of Technical Professional Education (Conalep) ” said Ana Isabel Vázquez Jiménez, head of the SEQ.

The signing of this agreement was made between Carlos Manuel Joaquín González, Governor of the State, and Susan Reichle, President and Director of Operations of the International Youth Foundation, and Jorge Gastón Barragán Aguilar, general director of the foundation in Mexico, as well as the directors of the different subsystems in the state.

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The three-year project aims to train teachers and students in socio-emotional skills, communication, and strengthening of the English language, which will allow them to have better paid employment opportunities in this destination.

In addition to the training, students who are about to leave high school, will be registered in a database to which all entrepreneurs in the hotel sector will have access, to see the different possibilities they have to employ local young people as interns, part time and full time.

“Due to the nature of the state of Quintana Roo it is necessary to increase the hours of English lessons in the academic curriculum, and this represents more hours for the students, so instead of having 200 hours of this subject, they can be up to 400 “, concluded Jorge Gastón Barragán Aguilar.

Source: SIPSE



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