NY Senators to support training program offered by INFOTEP
SANTO DOMINGO – Senators and Assemblymen from the State of New York visited the general director of INFOTEP, Rafael Santos Badía, to learn the details of the training plan offered to the Dominican Diaspora in the United States.
Santos Badía informed them that the training, professional validation and skills certification program was recently launched, which will benefit more than 10,000 Dominicans living in 18 cities around the world, including seven in the United States.
He explained that the plan includes locations such as New York, Lawrence, New Jersey, Tampa, Orlando, Miami and Pennsylvania. Also, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Chile, Uruguay, Aruba, Antigua and Barbuda, Bonaire, Jamaica, Curacao, Trinidad and Tobago and Panama.
He said that on-site training will be offered in the areas of residential and commercial electricity, solar panels, residential and commercial plumbing, residential and commercial heating, and refrigeration.
Likewise, virtually, Dominicans in the diaspora will receive training in cloud application development, app development, web content development, digital graphic design, website development, social media management, storytelling illustrator, English, accounting, sales, office software management and digitalization. There will also be a Diploma in Transformational Leadership.
Santos Badía explained that the resources to execute the training plan for the diaspora come from the contributions made by the Dominican State to the institution, by virtue of the law that creates INFOTEP.
During their visit to INFOTEP, the New York state congressmen were accompanied by Alexis Victoria, senator for the María Trinidad Sánchez province, who said that the senate will make collaboration agreements with the senators of that state.
Present were New York State Senators Luis Sepúlveda of the 32nd District and Gustavo Rivera of the 33rd District, from the Bronx; Kevin Parker, from Brooklyn; Leroy Camrie, from Queens, and Assemblyman Al Taylor, from Washington Heights.
The congressmen positively valued the training plan for Dominicans living abroad and the work carried out by INFOTEP in the country. They also expressed their willingness to collaborate with the institution in whatever is necessary to make the program more effective.
They said that they would put training graduates in contact with companies that can offer them jobs and that they would help INFOTEP obtain the necessary permits to operate its training program for the Diaspora living in New York.