FACT Centre for Training in Mechatronics Neiva, Colombia

 

FACT Centre for Training in Mechatronics Neiva, Colombia

Partner organisation
Centro de la Industria, la Empresa y los Servicios (CIES)
SENA Regional Huila

Year of establishment

2014

ID number C0292014

Contact
Fermín Beltrán Barragán



Description of partner organisation

SENA is the Colombian National Training Service and is focused on the social and technical development of the workforce in the country. Financed by a 2% payroll tax, SENA operates 118 training centres throughout the country providing face-to-face training tailored to the needs of local industry. Thus more than 10 million Colombians are qualified annually.

The CIES in Neiva comprises four different branches. These are Industry, Commerce, Techno-Park and Techno-Academy. They dispose of manifold workshops and laboratories to enable job-related learning processes. The technical training of the industry branch comprises machine tools, autotronics, mechatronics, hydrocarbons, design, networking, ICT, construction, cooking, multimedia and CAD. The FACT Center forms part of it.


Description of FACT Centre
The FACT Center is a centre of excellence and a reference within Colombia and abroad. In October 2014 the FACT Centre was officially inaugurated by the Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos. In his inauguration speech he mentioned the importance of SENA for growth and employment thus contributing to social equality and peace. The FACT centre offers training in all relevant technologies related to mechatronics.


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Location

Centro de la Industria, la Empresa y los Servicios (CIES)
SENA Regional Huila

Carrera 9 No. 68 – 50
Neiva