Toluca is one of Mexico’s fastest growing cities nationwide industry and the fifth largest in the country. Universidad Tecnológica de México (UNITEC), a university with nearly five decades of experience in training professionals in all sectors of the economy, has decided to make this vibrant city the home of its new campus. According to Manuel Campuzano, UNITEC’s Rector, the goal of the new campus is "to contribute to the growth of a thriving city and be part of their development, helping to form the professionals need by the companies that have made Toluca and into one of the most important centers of development in the country." Eruviel Ávila Villegas, Governor of the State of Mexico and a UNITEC graduate said "I am grateful to UNITEC for the role that it played in my personal, academic, and professional development."
Initially, the new campus will offer high school courses, 21 undergraduate degree programs and 5 executive undergraduate degree programs (with plans to launch graduate programs later). As in UNITEC’s Atizapán, Ecatepec, Marina- Cuitláhuac and South Campuses, these programs will have a practical approach oriented to employment that will be delivered by teachers with practical experience in their field of education.
"The goal is to train people with key skills and competencies they need to meet the challenges of professional life. It is in this way that UNITEC seeks to contribute to the development of Toluca and its people, providing quality education at affordable prices,” said refers Gabriela Martínez - Morales, Rector of Campus Toluca UNITEC. According to Eruviel Ávila Villegas, "UNITEC focuses on programs with high rates of employability, which allows students to find job opportunities when they complete their studies."
Assessment and connections with the labor market are central to UNITEC’s model. That is why, Manuel Campuzano noted, "we prioritize academic evaluation through audits, and enthusiastically participate in external evaluations like the General Degree Exit Examinations (EGEL), which is conducted by the National Center for Higher Education Assessment, CENEVAL. In 2012, UNITEC’s new graduates achieved scores 20 % above the national average.
UNITEC’s new campus includes spacious classrooms and laboratories, libraries, auditoriums, common areas, parking, and Hospital simulated racing Health Sciences from the second semester of school. "With UNITEC Campus Toluca, we renew our commitment to education in Mexico and endorse our mission: to provide access to quality secondary and higher education to more people every day," said Manuel Campuzano. "Campus Toluca is an essential part of our university and will become a major player to boost regional development in Toluca and its area of influence," he added.
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.