The Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Mescyt), through the National Council of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Conescyt), approved the creation of the Padre Fantino Higher Technical Institute (ITESPF), presented by the Foundation for Education, Life and Environmental Development (Fevia) whose headquarters are in La Vega, with the purpose of training higher technicians so that they can contribute to the strengthening of labor demand in the community.
During a session held in the Council Hall of the Pedro Henríquez Ureña National University (UNPHU), the president of the organization, Franklin García Fermín, in his capacity as Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, assured that the project to create a new higher education center seeks to manage its processes with the quality required at all times and circumstances, to guarantee that the educational results will have a positive impact on the locality and society in general.
The official explained that ITESPF’s educational model focuses on strengthening knowledge applied to learning by competence, with a mixed model that is governed by the principles of constructivist, behaviorist and humanist approaches, among others, promoting social commitment, the experience of values, the improvement of learning and job performance.
He emphasized that the training process will be supported by the so-called Pedagogical Groups (GP) and an Accompaniment System that will be operationalized in each center by the teaching coordinator and the district technicians together with the teaching staff to carry out a process of exchange of experiences and systematization of good practices, as a way to solve situations that may arise during teaching.
Among the higher academic programs that will be taught in classroom mode are: Higher Technician in Logistics and Transportation, Higher Technician in Networks, Higher Technician in Cybersecurity, Higher Technician in Graphic Design and Visual Communication, Higher Technician in Digital Accounting and Finance and Higher Technician in Computer Programming.
The Conescyt meeting was attended by the vice ministers of Mescyt, José A. Cancel, Paula Disla, Carmen Evarista Matías, Juan Francisco Viloria Santos and Genaro Rodríguez Martínez, together with the chief of staff, Juan Medina, among other personalities from the higher education sector.