The Business Chambers and Associations Council gave an award to Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) rector Jorge Olvera García for his work in promoting dual education and networking. María de Lourdes Medina, president of the Business Chambers and Associations Council in the State of Mexico (CONCAEM) presented the award, which was endorsed by the by the members of the Mexican Business Summit.
His work on the Private Initiative, specifically the way he strengthened programs, was recognized. Medina cited the work done for the Engineering Department, whose students were successfully incorporated into the productive sector. This was a constant worry for Olvera García’s administration, as they strived to ensure that graduates of the university successfully succeeded in their future work and, therefore, could contribute in improving the quality of the workforce.
Medina highlighted that one of the greatest strengths of the state is in its skilled workforce and much of it, comes from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico.
“We see how other states have done an excellent job telling everyone that they are safe, clean or stable, and the truth is that it’s not always that way, but the quality of the workers we have in the State of Mexico, the connectivity and how productive we are as Mexicans are things that aren’t always said,” she said.
There has been constant work on the topic of training especially the formation of young people who have yet to complete their university studies, helping them gain experience and taking advantage of their talent. At the moment, there are more than 2,000 young people attending higher education within the dual education model.
GUADALUPE ROSAS SUÁREZ