Two More Classrooms for the IECA
By Jesús Aguado
The State Institute for Training is meant for those Sanmiguelenses over 18 years who are unemployed or employed and want to learn an occupation. The IECA keeps growing and now will have two more classrooms.
Verónica Rodríguez, director of Education and Infrastructure in the local administration informed that the IECA offers three-month workshops at minimum costs—150–300 pesos. The workshop topics are computing, English, beauty services, cuisine, and dressmaking, among others.
Those students who finish their preparatory education and do not want to continue to university are channeled to the IECA for access to training for an occupation that can lead to employment. This way, said Rodríguez, they can support the local economy—their economy—and avoid emigration to the US. As an example, Rodríguez said that the 25 students who finished their preparatory education in the rural community of Los Galvanes and did not want to go to university were channeled to the IECA. Now they are enrolled in a workshops.
The construction of the two classrooms started two months ago and is 60 percent completed. According to the state Secretariat of Public Works, the construction will be finished this September. The new classrooms will be targeted to technological workshops, such as telecommunications, machines, and tools, as well as soldering. The investment is for these specialized classrooms 10 million pesos.
The Institute is situated on Avenida Primero de Mayo in fraccionamiento Ignacio Ramírez. For more information, call 154 7970.