I see all of this as the dream that every ETEC teacher has. I have been at CPS for 20 years and have always longed for this: having effective participation of a company where our student, during his development could experience, not only through a lecture, but the experience, being within the company and to substantiate everything that we talk in the classroom. Our students do that inside Volkswagen.
We had the opportunity given by IBM in 2019 to participate in the Planet P-TECH in NYC and to be able to substantiate what IBM does with P-TECH in so many other countries. During our speech and presentation at that event, we could see their surprise with the size of our schools and the other directors got "surprised." For them, the universe of the Centro Paula Souza is something they don't imagine outside of our country. The size of our Institution is something that haunts the staff outside of Brazil. When we talk that one of our schools reaches 4500 students they look up in astonishment. That participation in Planet P-TECH brought a very cool experience of what the other schools do, in the whole world and that contributed a lot to what we were able to apply today in the 3 Units."
Madalena Medeiros, P-TECH School Director, ETEC São Caetano do Sul (Jorge Street)