Iberdrola Opens New Call for Engineering Scholarships in Southern Mexico | Mexico | America Edition

Iberdrola Mexico has announced the third call for scholarships for young people interested in studying engineering in agreement with one of the universities of Oaxaca in the south of the country and other institutions.

“Iberdrola Mexico has opened the third call for scholarships for young people interested in studying a type of engineering at the Technological University of the Central Valleys of Oaxaca (UTVCO), as part of the Impulso STEM project developed in partnership with this university and the Energy Institute of Renewable Energy of the University of Oaxaca,” the energy company said in a statement. Yunam”.

This was announced during the third Impulso STEM Forum, which brought together high school students from Oaxaca interested in a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The deadline for receiving documents to participate in the selection process will be May 31, and at the end of July the 23 scholarship creditors will be announced.

“Promoting the training of young Mexicans in STEM jobs is key to growth in the southeast of the country,” said Enrique Alba, general manager of Iberdrola Mexico.

Alba highlighted the importance of the private sector joining forces with academic institutions and governments to promote opportunities and development for Mexicans, especially women.

The Dean of UTVCO, Nidya Delhi Mata Sanchez, explained that this collaborative work allows to reduce the gender gap, ensuring that more young people have access to outstanding higher education and comprehensive training.

These scholarships are added to the 37 already awarded during 2020 and 2021 so that young people interested in studying careers in sustainable and protected agriculture, information technology, renewable energies, mechatronics, textile design and fashion can take the entire academic programme.

The statement stated that “the period of vocational training will extend from September 2022 to April 2026. The grant will cover registration fees, in addition to a four-month economic grant” for accommodation and maintenance expenses, among other items, according to the statement.

With a workforce of 1,300 collaborators, 99% of whom are Mexican, Iberdrola Mexico has been in this country for over 20 years.

Currently, it has an installed capacity of more than 10,500 MW spread across 26 plants – combined cycles, cogeneration, wind and photovoltaic parks – located in 13 states in Mexico.

Mexico’s private electricity sector is waiting for the legislature to discuss a controversial energy reform promoted by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, which seeks to limit private participation in electricity generation to 46% in favor of CFE, a state company accused of some pollution. The plants are outdated.

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