A path toward sustainable and equitable progress
The Annual Community Relations Annual Report of the Techint Group shows how much the educational programs have grown in strength and scope, reaching over 55,500 students and teachers from 19 countries.
The Techint Group has upheld a firm commitment for the last over seven decades to fostering the growth and sustainable, inclusive development of its neighboring communities, leveraging education as the main driver for driving individual and social progress.
Some of the latest developments showcased this year were: the certification of the Roberto Rocca Technical Schools as technical training centers; a 20% increase in the number of scholarships granted; the extension of the Roberto Rocca After School program to secondary schools in Pesquería, Mexico; and the resumption of professional internships at our industrial plants as part of our Roberto Rocca Technical Gene program.
This initiative creates a single identity for all our educational programs, enriching synergy and fostering the exchange of learning among the communities where we are present,” says Erika Bienek, Director of Community Relations for the Techint Group."
We share some of the news from 2022:
- The ETRRs have established strategic partnerships with German automation and training companies, such as FESTO and Siemens, and both establishments have qualified as technical training centers. These partnerships open the door for public and private technical schools in both regions to access the ETRR facilities in order to train local youth, and enhance their employment prospects.
Students from the ETRR Pesquería, in Mexico.
- In 2022, the Roberto Rocca Technical Gene program provided technical knowledge and tools to 10,919 students, and 385 young people in their last year at technical high school had the opportunity to carry out internships at our industrial plants, acquiring practical experience in a real-life work environment.
Students from the Bertha Suttner School, in Cartagena (Colombia), participants of the Roberto Rocca Technical Gene.
- Roberto Rocca After School program reached 1,789 students at primary school level, while the first edition of the program was launched for secondary schools in Pesquería, Mexico, involving students from six local community schools.
Alicia Guadalupe Rocha Cantú, student at Secondary School No. 127 and participant of After School Roberto Rocca from Mexico.
The Roberto Rocca Scholarships recorded a 20% increase in the number of scholarships awarded compared with the previous year. A total of 3,658 students received scholarships in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Romania, the United States and Uruguay.
Roberto Rocca Scholarship Award.
Click here to read the 2022 Community Relations Annual Report of the Techint Group.