Earlier today, President Enrique
Peña Nieto met with students from the Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Poza Rica:
“Young people who are a clear example of the modern and innovative Mexico, who are aware of
their potential and are prepared to use it.”
Students from the Instituto
Tecnológico Superior de Poza Rica won first place in various international robotics, mechatronics and systems competitions in 2015.
Their achievements show
that they are part of a new generation, a winning Mexico that has faith in
itself and competes and triumphs in the world.
The government has focused
on strengthening the technological education provided at public institutions. One example is the Conacyt budget, which increased by
41% in real terms from 2012 to 2015, from $21.872 billion pesos to over 33.7 billion pesos.
The goal is to have men and
women prepared for the challenges of the 21st century, who can apply
knowledge and create innovations.
Quality Education; Tecnológico Nacional de Mexico
• In 2014, the Tecnológico
Nacional de México was created, which combines and coordinates the
broad-ranging academic work of 266 institutions of higher education.
• With more than half a
million students, it is the largest higher education institute (in technology)
in Mexico and Latin America.
• Every year, it graduates
60,000 students, accounting for 44% of the country’s new engineers.
• It has strategies designed to ensure the early training of researchers and entrepreneurs.
• The Instituto
Tecnológico Superior de Poza Rica forms part of
this great technological system and currently attends 5,600 undergraduate and graduate students.
• It has received awards
from the SEP on six occasions because 100% of its educational courses are quality