With the aim of accelerating the learning processes of students in technical training, in line with the needs of the mining industry, Eleva launched its first Pilot Technology Center at the Chilean-German Industrial High School located in the Ñuñoa district.
The event was attended by Fernando Hentzschel, technological capabilities manager of CORFO, Juan Andrés Roeschmann, technology centers director of CORFO, Arturo Lyon, president of the Corporación Educacional Asimet and Gabriela Navarro, executive director of Eleva, among others.
Through the pilot technology centers, Eleva seeks to promote effective and agile learning processes in students, by implementing technologies that allow them to acquire the necessary skills for their future work development.
This is the first of five centers that will be inaugurated nationwide (Iquique, Calama, Antofagasta, La Serena) and for which more than $700 million Chilean pesos has been invested, with special emphasis on simulators, hardware and process systems.
Fernando Hentzschel, technological capabilities manager of Corfo, said that “the formation of human capital at all levels, that is specialized and in tune with the technologies that are governing the world, is crucial. We cannot stay in the traditional training curriculum. We need the human capital, which is behind all this technology, to be able to adapt as quickly as possible because these technological changes are also fast.”
The authority added that “Eleva has been an example, and with great vision they designed a more agile and specific training plan based on the direct and collaborative work with technical high schools. Through Eleva, we make available the technology to adapt, improve and specify the formation of human capital according to the requirements of the mining industry.”
Along these lines, Gabriela Navarro, executive director of Eleva, emphasized that “one of the main hypotheses of Eleva is that the type of technology we use in technical training must overcome the model format and tend to systems that place students in experiences as close as possible to the current reality of working life. This is, surrounded by less routine and more complex technologies and challenges.”
“The Chilean-German Industrial High School has the challenge of creating a learning community around the development of skills for the 21st century through the use of technologies,” added Navarro.
Arturo Lyon, president of Corporación Educacional Asimet, said that “as Asimet and its educational corporation, we are proud to have been recognized and designated by ELEVA as the first training center in the central zone of Chile to teach our students and also students from other technical high schools of the Eleva network in the region, specifically, in electromechanical maintenance and under the standards that mining requires in the profiles that the Mining Skills Council has accredited, and with the latest equipment.”
“For our high school, the contribution of this equipment in our facilities helps us to reinforce the disciplines we teach under the “dual” modality in industrial electricity, electronics, industrial mechanics and electronics, where we are recognized as a Technical High School of Excellence. This recognition, without a doubt, is thanks to the commitment of our managers and teachers in technical training,” said Lyon.