During his trade mission to the United States, Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal promotes the preparation of young people in innovative professional careers, and continues to promote Yucatán as an accurate entity to invest in, according to a statement.
On his third day in Washington, DC, the governor held meetings with the CEO of Forward Global, Noé García; with the director of Financial Markets at the Milken Institute, Michael Piwowar, and the director of Government Affairs, Matthew Aleshire from the same institution.
Also with the former Mexican ambassador to the United States, Gerónimo Gutiérrez, and with the director of the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (Dhhee) of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jesús Schucry Giacoman.
Accompanied by the head of the Ministry of Economic Development and Labor (Sefoet), Ernesto Herrera Novelo and the Undersecretary of Energy of Sefoet, Juan Carlos Vega Milke, Vila Dosal held a working meeting with the CEO of Forward Global, Noé García, firm French Consulting and Strategy, to talk about the education and cybersecurity projects being developed in Yucatán.
At the meeting, Vila Dosal explained that Yucatán became a pioneer in cybersecurity careers in the Southeast of Mexico, in addition to the creation of two laboratories in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Yucatán (UPY) and the Metropolitan Technological University (UTM), with exclusive design for real-time attack and defense simulation, hacking and software vulnerability testing.
“We also have new industry 4.0 and 5.0 laboratories at UPY and UTM, so that young people can train in the field of the aerospace industry, the supply chain and storage.”
“We also carried out the pilot program of robotics classes for basic education, which is the first of its kind in all of Latin America in which the project includes 242 schools in 10 municipalities of the entity in its first stage, bringing technological knowledge closer to the preparation of Yucatecan students from a young age,” said the governor.
With the State English Agenda, Vila Dosal continued, we promote the mastery of this language with bilingual environments from preschool to university, as well as with the International Mobility Program; We also have the Women in ICT scheme with which all those who want to study any engineering career linked to Information Technologies in public universities of the State government will receive a 100% scholarship in registration and tuition throughout their career.
In that sense, Forward Global was very interested in the talent that is being developed in the universities of Yucatán and the preparation that is promoted, understanding that, for the arrival of more and better jobs, Yucatecans must prepare and develop skills in technology, cybersecurity, the English language, among others.
Before the president of the Business Coordinating Council (CCE) of Yucatán, Alejandro Guerrero Lozano, it was highlighted that Forward Global is a company with a presence in Washington, Paris, Brussels, London, and Abidjan; more than 350 advisors and a presence in 25 countries with extensive experience in managing various commitments with clients on five continents.
Vila Dosal then met with the director of Financial Markets, Michael Piwowar, and the director of Government Affairs, Matthew Aleshire, both from the Milken Institute, an independent economic think tank with a presence in Washington, DC, New York, Miami, London, Abu Dhabi and Singapore, with whom he elaborated on the strengthening of semiconductor supply chains between the United States and Mexico, as well as the opportunities and challenges in the “nearshoring” agenda.
At the high-level meeting, it was discussed that the semiconductor industry seeks supplies and a supply chain from Mexico, which is why the governor presented Yucatán as the most appropriate option to generate said chain from the state, which would mean for the Yucatecans an important source of better-paying jobs and boost the state economy.
Continuing with his activities, the governor also met with the former Mexican ambassador to the United States, Gerónimo Gutiérrez, with whom he spoke about the economy in Mexico and the opportunities that Yucatán has as a power in becoming a border with the eastern United States. since projects are being developed in the state that will detonate the entity such as the expansion of the Progreso Altura Port, the arrival of more natural gas, the construction of two thermoelectric plants, the Ie-Tram and the Maya Train.
Finally, the governor held a working meeting with the director of the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHHEE) of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jesús Schucry Giacoman, to whom he explained the competitive advantages of Yucatán in matters of education, women’s empowerment and employment, as well as the work being done to build the foundations for the entity’s future.