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Principles and Competencies

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

Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Triângulo Mineiro (IFTM), was created by the transition/integration of former Federal Centers for Technological Education, Agricultural Technical Schools and can be defined as an institution of undergraduate, basic and professional education, pluricurricular and multicampi. Like other Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology, IFTM 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.

Their actions are in accordance with the policies established by the Ministry of Education (MEC), which is subordinated, by the The Department of Professional and Technical Education (SETEC), which promotes technological and professional education by offering all modalities of teaching: technical (including adults’ education), technological education, undergraduate courses (including teacher’s undergraduate courses) and graduate studies.

According to the fourth article of its Statute, IFTM has the following characteristics and purposes:

I. Offering technological and professional education at different levels and modalities, graduating and qualifying citizens aiming at professional activities in different sectors of economy, highlighting the local, regional and national socioeconomic development;

II. Developing professional and technological education as an educational and investigative process of generating and adapting technical and technological solutions to social demands and regional peculiarities;

III. Promoting the integration and vertical growth from basic up to professional and undergraduate education, improving physical infrastructure, staffing and management resources;

IV. Guiding its educational offer for the benefit of the consolidation and strengthening of productive, social and local cultural arrangements, identified according to previously mapped potential socioeconomic and cultural development within the scope of action of the Federal Institute;

V. Turning into a center of excellence in the provision of science education, in general, and applied sciences, in special, encouraging the development of critical thinking, focused on empirical research;

VI. Qualifying itself as a reference center in supporting the provision of science education in public educational institutions, providing technical training and pedagogical updating for teachers in public schools;

VII. Developing extension and scientific and technological dissemination programs;

VIII. Conducting and stimulating applied research, cultural production, entrepreneurship, cooperation and scientific and technological development; and

IX. Promoting the production, development and transfer of social technologies, notedly aimed at the environmental preservation.

According to the Law 11.892, December 29th, 2008, IFTM has the following objectives in its scope of action:

I. Teaching technical and professional high school education, primarily as integrated courses for the basic education graduates and for young adults and adults;

II. Teaching basic and continuing courses for workers, aiming at professionals training, improvement, specialization and updating, at all educational levels in the areas of professional and technological education;

III. Conducting applied research projects, encouraging the development of technical and technological solutions, extending its benefits to the community;

IV. Developing extension activities in accordance with the principles and purposes of vocational and technological education, in conjunction with the world of work and the social sectors, with an emphasis on production, development and dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge;

V. Stimulating and supporting educational processes that lead to the employment and income generation and the citizen emancipation from the view of local and regional socioeconomic development; and,

VI. Teaching at graduation level:

a) Graduation technology courses aiming at professional formation for different sectors of the economy;

b) Teacher’s undergraduate courses as well as special programs for pedagogical development, aiming at training teachers for basic education, especially in science and mathematics, and professional education;

c) Bachelor and engineering courses aiming at forming professionals for different sectors and areas of knowledge;

d) Lato sensu courses, aiming at specialization and continuous formation in different areas of knowledge; and

e) Stricto sensu (Master’s and Doctorate) courses, which contribute to lay solid foundations for education, science and technology, in order to promote technological generation and innovation.

IFTM resolves its educational and political commitment defining its mission as "offering professional and technological education through teaching, research and extension activities, promoting the development towards an inclusive and democratic society."

In this scenery, education is understood as a means of social transformation, encompassing more than a mere educational and professional training place, making the Instituto Federal do Triângulo Mineiro a complete learning and development environment, having as main challenge the promotion of education through offering different extracurricular activities.

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