Grupo SID and the Instituto Tecnológico de las Américas (ITLA), signed an inter-institutional collaboration agreement that will benefit with five scholarships to students admitted with 100% coverage to study in technological careers in the areas of Analytical Technology and Data Science, Industrial Design Technology, Renewable Energy Technology, Artificial Intelligence Technology, and Automated Manufacturing Technology.
Through this initiative, Grupo SID materializes the mission of creating welfare through its EducaSID program, contributing to the acquisition of new knowledge and skills for young people that allow them to sow their destiny and can contribute to productivity, growth, and advancement of the country for a more sustainable future.
The agreement was signed by Nieves Ramos, Corporate Director of Human Management of Grupo SID, and Omar Méndez Lluberes, Rector of ITLA, with the commitment to cover the costs of enrollment, re-enrollment, and coverage of the credits corresponding to each subject taken within the technical career subject to scholarship until completing the curriculum, in addition, students may be part of the SID Family in the internship programs at the facilities of the conglomerate.
“We believe that education is the most transformative and driving tool the country has to move forward, be more competitive and respond to the speed changes required. And this is why agreements such as this one we are signing today with ITLA generate great enthusiasm,” said Nieves Ramos.
For his part, Méndez Lluberes highlighted the importance of this agreement for the country’s socioeconomic development since it provides equal opportunities to talented young people in vulnerable conditions to build a prosperous future.
“The development of the Dominican Republic requires that the public and private sectors work hand in hand to generate conditions conducive to growth and inclusive progress,” said the rector after appreciating Grupo SID’s interest in helping to broaden access for young people to cutting-edge careers.
Ramos indicated that “the world demands professional profiles trained in technologies that generate innovative and creative solutions to face current challenges and that this alliance with ITLA represents Grupo SID’s commitment to strengthening STEAM competencies in the Dominican Republic through the EducaSID program.”
These scholarships are in addition to the more than 300 awarded in the last five years, promoting inclusive, relevant, and quality education.
These scholarships are added to the more than 300 granted in the last five years, promoting inclusive, relevant, and quality education for all, betting on sustainable growth that leaves no one behind.
Present at the signing ceremony were: Corporate Director of Human Management, Nieves Ramos; Iraima Vasquez, Corporate Manager of Learning and Internal Communication; Virginia Castillo, Internal Communication Manager of Grupo SID. Representing ITLA were: Rector Omar Méndez Lluberes, Rector; Rossy Hernández, Administrative Vice Rector; Cristian D Aza, Head of Legal Department; Rudecindo Ramírez, Head of Marketing Department; Yerman Metz, Head of Continuing Education; Ms. América Arias, Head of Human Resources.
About Grupo SID:
Grupo SID is a crucial business conglomerate composed of MercaSID, Induveca, Induspalma, Escogido Baseball Club, and NEXT, whose mission is to create well-being for Dominican society, valuing what is truly important: living in a fair community, with equal opportunities, with a sense of solidarity and most of all with a willingness to work together.
It is a program of initiatives that strengthen the commitment of Grupo SID with quality education, building growth footprints for an inclusive and sustainable future, which started in 2009 to bet and contribute to the construction of a country. The mission of this program is to provide children and adults with scholarships, infrastructure, and adequate school tools to facilitate the teaching-learning process and thus contribute to equalizing opportunities for everyone to access quality education to promote inclusive and equitable quality training, which in turn enables lifelong learning opportunities and improves the standard of living for all in support of sustainable development.
About the Technological Institute of the Americas (ITLA):
It is an institution specialized in technological technical education, recognized for the quality of its programs and the level of professionals who leave its classrooms. Through its specialized centers, it offers training in the following areas: development of interactive simulations and video games, telecommunications, artificial intelligence, renewable energy, information networks, software development, multimedia, sound, mechatronics, automated manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, industrial design, analytics, and data science.