BELIZEAN STUDENTS RECEIVE MEXICAN SCHOLARSHIPS
August 10, 2010
15 Belizeans students have been awarded scholarships by the Mexican government to study in Mexico. The 15 students will join more than a 100 Belizeans already studying in Mexico at the CONALEP in technical careers. This morning we spoke with Deputy Chief of Staff at the Mexican Embassy, Jorge Luis Hidalgo Castellanos.
Jorge Luis Hidalgo Castellanos; Deputy Chief of Staff, Mexican Embassy“This is part of the program that Mexico has, the cooperation program with Belize and every year the CONALEP that is an institution of the technical level which translates to the National School of Professional Technical Education gives the opportunity to 15 Belizean students to go to Mexico in order to study for two or three years at technical level program.”
Every year the Mexican Government offers 15 scholarships for Belizeans to study in Mexico at the college level and additionally offers scholarships for Belizeans interested in studying at the University level.
Jorge Luis Hidalgo Castellanos“The Mexico Belize education cooperation framework, Mexico is offering every year a number of the scholarships and we have to divide this scholarships in two, the first is to study in any university in Mexico not only to get a degree but also to study post graduation., Those that get a scholarship to study in a university in Mexico, when they graduate they get a medical doctors, physicians. And also if they are already doctors in Belize and they have the opportunity to go to Mexico and to study a specialization. The second part of the program is what we call technical level education that means that students from Belize that just finish, in what in Mexico is called secondary school they can go to the CONALEP and study a technical career. After three years of studying in Mexico, they can come back with a technical profession in areas as computer science, telecommunications, also related in tourism, also in the field of engineers at technical level, mechanical, nursing courses and construction.”
Over the years the diplomatic relationship between Belize and Mexico has benefited many Belizean nationals as hundreds have furthered their education and knowledge through scholarships offered. According to Hidalgo, this is only a small way the Mexican Government assists in the formation and development of Belize.
Jorge Luis Hidalgo Castellanos“I have to stay that the framework of this exchange of the students is an agreement signed by the Belizean side in the Ministry of Education and on the Mexican side by the CONALEP itself. When we talked about handling students, we just want to mention or show the interest between the two governments in enhancing the cooperation in the education field. So we have to differentiate the three levels that the Mexican education program is offering to Belize. If all those are different, we cannot say that we are offering or that the Mexicans are offering a lot of scholarships per year but we believe that according to the number we are offering is enough to contribute to the formation or the training of human resources for the Belizean needs.”
The students leave for Mexico on the 10 and will be studying in the states of Quintana Roo, Michoacan, the State of Mexico, Jalisco and Mexico City. http://www.lovefm.com/ndisplay.php?nid=1245815 BELICEÑOS RECIBEN BECAS PARA ESTUDIAR EN MÉXICO
15 jóvenes beliceños recibieron becas para estudiar carreras técnicas profesionales en México. Las becas fueron otorgadas por el Gobierno de México, a través del Colegio Nacional de Educación Profesional Técnica (CONALEP), como parte del convenio con el Ministerio de Educación de Belice.
La duración de las becas es de 2 ó 3 años, dependiendo del programa elegido por cada estudiante. La beca del gobierno mexicano consiste en el pago de los gastos de manutención y la exención de la inscripción y colegiaturas.
Los becarios beliceños estudiarán programas como informática, telecomunicaciones, construcción, electromecánica industrial, motores a diesel, enfermería y alimentos y bebidas, en diversos planteles del CONALEP a lo largo de México, en estados como Quintana Roo, Michoacán, Estado de México, Jalisco y la ciudad de México.
El pasado 28 de julio, los estudiantes beliceños recibieron un curso introductorio y una presentación sobre México en el Instituto de México en Belice, a cargo de funcionarios del Ministerio de Educación de Belice y de la Embajada de México. Los estudiantes viajarán a la Ciudad de México, donde el 10 de agosto serán presentados antes las autoridades de la Secretaría de Educación Pública de México y del CONALEP.
Este es el 8° año del programa de becas de CONALEP. Hasta el momento, más de 100 estudiantes beliceños se han beneficiado y han recibido títulos de profesionales técnicos.http://www.estereoamor.bz/article/3098/