Social Responsibility

Ipanema Educational Foundation

The Ipanema Educational Foundation is a legal entity of private law, non-profit, with administrative and financial autonomy, without partisan or religious relationship, whose main objective and permanent invest efforts to implement vocational education in all its area operation, i.e., the city of Sorocaba and region.

History of the Foundation

2000
Opening
On May 25th, 2000, in celebration of the industry day, with only one classroom, the Pilot Project of the Technical School started its activities with professional qualification courses. The Pilot Project was a success, confirmed the need of the specialized labor industries and, mainly, the interest of the citizens of Iperó in search of professional qualification.
2000
2004
SENAI SP Partnership
The Educational Center entered into a partnership with SENAI-SP to open the Industrial Learning Course in Mechanical Machining in Conventional Machines, lasting one year, 800 hours, totally free of charge for teenagers and young people aged 14 to 24 years.
2004
2006
Its own Main Office
The Ipanema Foundation received a donation of a property from Sorocabano Esporte Clube de Iperó, which became its own main office and offered a structure for the expansion of its activities, allowing the expansion of the Machining Mechanic Learning Course to 1,600 hours in two years. Today, young people already work with more complex machines, such as computerized machining centers and CNC lathes by preparing them even more for their activities in the industries of Iperó and the region.
2006
2007
Preparing for the Future Program
The Preparando para o Futuro (Preparing for the Future) program was created, and it serves elementary and high school graduates. In this program, the objective is to prepare them for the evaluation of the selection of technical and professional courses, as well as to assist them in the construction of their professional future project, including career and work choices.
2007
2009
Criança Esperança
It won the selection to support “Criança Esperança,” whose funds have been used to expand the Sacred Arts Project, taking it the most vulnerable neighborhoods, and purchasing materials and equipment for making clay pieces.
2009
2011
LEGO
The Block-by-Block Project (in partnership with the Aprender Fazer Institute), where students have access to robotics activities and are encouraged to identify a problem in their neighborhoods, communities or cities and seek solutions, materializing them in a model with LEGO pieces.
2011
2013
LEGO Awards
The Block-by-Block Project, already well structured, made it possible to classify the school in the 2nd place of the Scale Model Prize - Lego Kit.
2013
2019
In search of the Technical School
Work was started to seek community support for the construction of a technical school in the 23,000-m2 property that the Foundation received as a donation in 2002 and negotiations with the SENAI-SP began to develop a technical, vocational training course in the area of Production Planning, focused on management with a view to Industry 4.0.
2019
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