IOWA CITY, Iowa—Beginning this September, ACT® WorkKeys® Assessments will be offered to Mexican students of the Inter-American Development University (UNID) who are obtaining a Dual Industrial Engineering Degree under the German Dual Training Model (DHBW), an educational training method that will be implemented for the first time in Mexico, with the automotive industry.
FUNDAMEE, the exclusive representative of ACT in Mexico, in collaboration with UNID, will incorporate the WorkKeys Assessments into the curriculum of the Dual Training Model, allowing students to obtain both an ACT® WorkKeys® Career Readiness Certificate and the CONOCER certification of Basic, Universal and Transversal Competences.
“We’re thrilled to be working with UNID through our partnership with FUNDAMEE to further promote access to WorkKeys Assessments in Mexico,” said ACT Chief Commercial Officer Suzana Delanghe. “This is a unique opportunity for UNID students within the Dual Industrial Engineering Degree program to demonstrate their work readiness to future employers, while gaining hands-on experience with the processes and technologies they will encounter in their future workplaces.”
UNID is a university system with 50 campuses in 24 states of Mexico. It enrolls 33,000 students and more than 50,000 graduates in various fields. It is certified by the Duale Hochschule Baden Wurttemberg Latin America (DHLA).
Classes within the degree program began September 4 and will last 10 semesters. UNID will use the FUNDAMEE-affiliated Mexican Training Complex as the classroom setting for the Dual Training Model, and the Dual Industrial Engineering Degree will be taught in the city of Puebla.
An event with Volkswagen Group Academy Mexico, Audi Mexico and UNID, presenting the first generation of students of the Dual Industrial Engineering Degree program took place Monday, September 4. Volkswagen and Audi senior executives from Germany and Mexico, directors of the DHLA, and executives from ACT and FUNDAMEE were in attendance to welcome students and celebrate the new program.
“Today, ACT is present in Mexico at UNID, and we want it to be present in the industry and in the universities of Mexico,” said Alberto Ortiz, president of FUNDAMEE, while delivering certificates to first generation students of the campus.
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