Benito Juárez García Universities Partner With CFE
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Benito Juárez García Universities Partner With CFE

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Karin Dilge By Karin Dilge | Journalist and Industry Analyst - Tue, 08/29/2023 - 13:32

An agreement signed between CFE and the Coordinating Body of the Benito Juárez García Universities for Well-Being aims to support students' professional development by offering them opportunities for internships and community service at CFE.

The model of the Universities for Well-Being aims to provide opportunities to socially disadvantaged sectors in poverty-stricken communities in remote areas with high or very high levels of marginalization, where young individuals have been excluded from accessing higher education due to cultural, economic or admission exam design factors that do not consider regional diversity, among other limitations to education access.

The university’s educational program is based on collaboration with communities, communal lands and municipalities. This scheme is complemented by Administration and Supervising Committees formed by parents.

The Benito Juárez García Universities operate in 31 states and over 150 municipalities, offering 36 programs: 21 engineering disciplines and 15 Bachelor's degrees. They encompass over 200 campuses nationwide, with an enrollment exceeding 63,000 students and a faculty of 1,325 educators.However, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced the construction of 55 more campuses. Operational and scholarship budgets have enabled them to grant access to higher education for a third of the population previously excluded from higher education, contributing to community development. These resources are managed within the same communities where the schools are located. 

During the agreement signing, Manuel Bartlett, Director General, CFE, emphasized that young individuals could join the company and opened CFE's doors to welcome them as interns and potentially as future collaborators. “In a short time, we will have the program running. We are not here to sign a paper; we are here to make a commitment to the people of Veracruz,” said Bartlett. 

Through this agreement, CFE aims to collaborate with the objectives of the Benito Juárez García Universities, striving for higher education in the country that prioritizes social benefit over economic gain and applies the acquired knowledge for the public good in the short term.

To date, CFE has processed 213 internship requests from the Minatitlan educational branch that houses the Engineering and Management of the Energy Industry program, along with 15 requests from the Rio Blanco educational branch that offers the Renewable Energy Engineering program.

The collaboration program creates opportunities for students to access different programs, including Energy Industry Engineering and Management, Chemical Engineering in the Oil Industry, Development, Petroleum Process Engineering, Civil and Electromechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering with a focus on Renewable Energies and Mining and Environmental Restoration Engineering with an emphasis on Industrial Maintenance. 

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