The CAEI Consortium and the National Technical Education Institute (INFOTEP) began the first technical program in dual education specializing in Sugar Technician training, aiming to increase the qualification level of staff working in this agro industry.
The first group features 15 high school graduates, and the program will have a 2yr duration, divided into five modules, with a total of 4,427 hours, 1,427 of those will be classroom hours while the remaining 3,000 will feature on-site training and work schedules within the company.
Future technicians will be able to learn, both in theory as well as practice, everything the sugar fabrication process, such as sugar cane unloading and manipulation, milling, thermal and electric generation, boilers, instrumentation, use and handling of tools, as well as environmental protection, among others. During a ceremony hosted at the UCE Auditorium, the CAEI Exec. VP Alberto Potes affirmed that the company is committed to training these technicians, because it is the first company ever to innovate in developing such a program alongside INFOTEP.
“It is about an unprecedented project in the sugar history of the Dominican Republic, which will set milestones in the industry, said Potes. CAEI is firmly committed to training human capital, given their awareness that the need to having highly skilled staff is a need essential for competing in the high-performance sugar production operations worldwide, as well as part of the expansion plans on the medium and long-term to 2010. Potes stated that the CAEI responsibility is evident in its long-term investments and comprehensive development programs for its collaborators. Likewise, he said the commitment is also reflected in the economic and social impact of its operations within the Eastern region of the D.R, with special emphasis on the San Pedro de Macorís province.
“Within a globalized environment, of open markets, we need to rely on highly qualified staff, willing to permanently update their skills as part of the continuous improvement program for each process” said Potes. Potes also explained that the development and professional advancement of his workers forms part of all the changes CAEI is executing to reach goals of being a high-performance company, and competitive both locally as well as abroad.
CAEI is a company in the Energy and Industry portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.
The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.
SOURCE: Listin Diario