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Brief Background

by Reitoria | published 09/01/2014 09:56 am | last update 07/13/2017 10:40 am

In 2007, the draft Act n. 6905 of 24/04/2007 established guidelines for the process of integration of federal technological education institutions, for the purpose of the constitution of the Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), under the Federal Network of Technological Education. Later, the Public Call n. 02 of 12/12/2007 provided to this federal network an opportunity to send changing proposals in Federal Institutes. The same year of 2007 was struck by intense discussions, since the draft Act n. 6905/2007 brought up several innovations to the federal system. The professional education institutions had a deadline of 90 days to enroll, voluntarily, proposals to integrate the new model of federal system of professional education. The Department of Professional and Technical Education – SETEC – made the proposals’ selection and the results were released on 31/03/2008.

The Federal Center of Technological Education of Uberaba-MG and its decentralized units of Education (UNED) in Ituiutaba and in Paracatu and The Federal Agrotechnical School of Uberlândia–MG attended the Public Call n. 02 with the transformation project for these federal institutions into Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Triângulo Mineiro – (IFTM), under the coordination of Prof. Dr. Eurípedes Ronaldo Ananias Ferreira, and they had their project approved.

On the 29th December, 2008, the Brazilian President Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva endorsed the Law n. 11.892/2008 that created 38 Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology, including IFTM. In its first article it established the Federal Network of Professional Education, Science and Technology attached to the Ministry of Education.

Like the other Federal Institutes of Technological Education, it offers education in various teaching levels and types of courses, allowing the admission of high school, technical level, undergraduate level and even Lato Sensu and Sricto Sensu degree students.

IFTM is structured as follows: Chief Academic Office, located in Uberaba, and the campi in Uberaba, Ituiutabas, Paracatu, Patrocínio, Patos de Minas, Uberlandia and Uberlandia Center. It also has basic infrastructure in other small towns, which are Long Distance Educational Centers, offering technical courses in partnership with the City Halls.

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