Bùzios, Brasil, September 14, 2018 – Today ended the 42nd edition of the Annual Meeting of Leaders of Federal Institutions for Professional and Technological Education (REDITEC), which took place in Búzios from 10 to 14 September at the initiative of National Council of Institutions of the Federal Network of Professional, Scientific and Technological Education (CONIF).
Bringing together rectors and directors general of higher education institutions, the theme of the event was “Work in the 21st Century: Globalization, Innovation, Vocational and Technological Education: Pathways and Challenges for Inclusion“.
The Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) and the Executive Director of the Inter-American Space for Higher Technical and Technological Education (EIESTEC) Claudia Brenes participated in the EIESTEC-IOHE round table “The Role of International Networks in strengthening professional training “. The objective of this meeting was to present the work done by the different networks and national associations of technical and technological training institutions in the field of internationalization (collaborative projects, joint initiatives, new programs, good practices, etc.) under the coordination of EIESTEC-OUI. Wilson Conciani, Rector of the Federal Institute of Brasilia, coordinated this roundtable where were also attended Paulo Speller of the OEI, Denise Amyot, President and CEO of CICan (Canada), Hernán Mauricio Chávez, President ACIET (Colombia), Raúl Martínez ANUT (Mexico), Raúl Moya, Rector of the Instituto Profesional Los Lagos (Chile) and Luis Kauachi, Project Director at the IOHE.
The participation of the IOHE in this international event reaffirmed the collaboration of the Organization with CONIF. Indeed, the signature of an agreement between the IOHE and the CONIF in November 2017 opened to the Brazilian institutions the doors of the various programs of the IOHE and in particular that of the EIESTEC.
REDITEC also was an opportunity to launch anew the invitation to Brazilian institutions to participate in the Fifth Meeting of EIESTEC that will take place on November 15 and 16, 2018, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This meeting will continue the discussion about collaboration between national networks in this education sector as well as the implementation of an EIESTEC online training program.