Government launches project to transform high schools into polytechnics

The President of the Republic, Luis Abinader, headed this Wednesday the launching of the Project for the Improvement of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the Arts, which aims to develop employability skills in young people.

Through the initiative, which will be implemented by the Ministry of Education and INFOTEP with the collaboration of the private sector, 41 high schools will be transformed into polytechnics. President Luis Abinader stressed that the purpose is to develop conditions in young people so that they can obtain quality jobs.

“It is necessary to generate jobs, but not just any jobs, but quality jobs…and that generate a more prosperous, inclusive society with abundant opportunities,” said the president.

The Minister of Education, Roberto Fulcar, said that through the project, students will be trained in 16 branches of knowledge, while the director of INFOTEP, Rafael Santos, emphasized that the Free Trade Zones, Technology and Tourism sectors were prioritized for the execution of the plan, understanding that they are vital for the economic development of the country.

The Project for the Improvement of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the Arts, which will be completed in 2025, will be carried out with an investment of 60 million dollars, which were provided as a loan by the Inter-American Development Bank.

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