Ternium Executive President Máximo Vedoya received the Steelie Award for the achievements of the Roberto Rocca Technical School in Pesquería during the worldsteel Annual Dinner in Monterrey. Photo courtesy of worldsteel.
In the latest edition of the worldsteel Steelies Awards celebrated in Monterrey, the Roberto Rocca Technical School in Pesquería, Nuevo León, was recognized for the quality of its educational work, winning in the category of Excellence in Education and Training.
The World Steel Association brings together the world's largest steel producers and its members represent 85% of global production. Its prestigious Steelies Awards have seven categories and acknowledge the members of the organization for their contribution to the industry.
The Roberto Rocca Technical School is a project of academic excellence developed by the Ternium Foundation for Education, which offers young people living in the region a solid technical education so that they can find work opportunities, develop their talents and access an income level allowing them to improve their living conditions.
In July 2019, the School’s first class of 2016, a group of 124 young technicians, graduated from the Mechatronics and Electromechanics courses.
The School has also been awarded the LEED Gold certification for its environmentally-friendly design and construction as well as for its energy conservation plans and the way it uses resources.
With an investment of US$ 30 million, the institution launched its first classes in August 2016, and today 372 students are studying different aspects of mechanical engineering, all of which have up to a 98% scholarship.