Cibertec students participate in international program at Instituto Profesional AIEP in Chile

13/12/2010


Cibertec students participate in international program at Instituto Profesional AIEP in Chile

Cibertec students from several different degree programs participated in a recent international program that included international seminars led by AIEP specialists and toured the facilities of several prestigious Chilean companies. 

To meet and learn from foreign experiences in information technology, the group of 19 Cibertec students traveled to Santiago de Chile to participate in a Laureate International Universities network program. For one week, the students attended seminars from AIEP specialists.

The first seminar titled "Chile: Present and Future," was focused on describing technological changes occurring in Chile. The second, " Foundation Chile Case ," stressed the need to incubate innovative ideas for undertaking major projects. The third seminar, "Knowledge Management," emphasized the importance of being informed and how to transfer knowledge to the organization.

Future graduates returned with a new vision of their careers. Ivan Lopez, a 5th semester computer science student, valued Cibertec’s investment to expand employment opportunities and personal development through student exchanges. "It's valuable to learn from other experiences to expand our horizons as professionals."

During their stay, participants visited the facilities of leading companies such as Sonda, Codelco Mina El Teniente and Adexus. Through these visits students learned about the services provided by information technology consultants, automation processes that are used in businesses and in the city and the operations of the world's largest underground mine.