With a centennial path, nowadays 38 Federal Institutes, 2 Federal Centers of Technological Education (Cefets) and Pedro II School are part of the Federal Network of Vocational, Scientific and Technological Education. There are 643 campuses, more than a million registrations, around 60 thousand public workers (teachers and technical administrative staff).

The institutions have the social commitment of offering free of charge and excellent public vocational education to young people and workers, from the city or the countryside. They also facilitate the effective access to scientific and technological achievements, through the offer of vocational qualification in several areas of knowledge. Finally, the institutions promote applied research and innovation and act substantially in the technological extension.

Modern, connect and interactive, the Network invests in the internationalization of vocational education. Partnerships firmed with educational institutions in more than 30 countries have created mobility and scientific and academic interchange opportunities, offering new experiences to students and public workers, besides actively participating in technical cooperation projects, which promote institutional strengthening and good practices sharing.


Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology

 Expansion into the hinterlands and consolidation of the Federal Network, encompassing the entire Brazilian territory;
 Democratization and expansion of access to scientific and technological achievements;
 Training of qualified professionals;
 Promotion of regional development;
 Stimulate qualified professionals to stay in the countryside of Brazil;
 Social inclusion and reduction of social inequality;
 Provide service to populous municipalities with more than 50,000 inhabitants, who have low per capita income, by observing the local production arrangements;
 Development of products, processes and services;
 31 Federal Centers of Technological Education, 75 Decentralized Teaching Units, 39 Agrotechnical Schools, 7 Federal Technical Schools and 8 Schools linked to Universities have become Federal Institutes.


Federal Centers of Technological Education (Cefets)

 Implementation of research in the technical industrial area and the offer of industrial, undergraduate and graduate programs;
 Professional training of industrial engineers and technologists, and full teaching licensing certification;
 Continuing education, professional development and specialization;
 Creation of teacher training programs.


Technical Schools

 Institutions received didactic, technical, financial and administrative autonomy;
 Several technical courses were created;
 The start of higher education technical training was authorized, and later established as the Operational Engineering programs.


Industrial and Technical Schools

The institutions are now under the Ministry of Education and Health;
With the enactment of new laws, a deep reform in the Brazilian educational system took place and, in this context, the vocational and technical education becomes equivalent to secondary education.


Professional Secondary Schools (Liceus)

Some institutions are converted into Lyceums;
Following the restructuring of the Ministry of Education and Health, the Division of Industrial Education and the National Department of Education were created;

Technical education becomes a strategic element for Brazil’s economic development;


Apprenticeship Schools

Schools established in 19 Brazilian states;;
Objective: Educate and teach an occupation to youngster from 10 to 13 years-old under social vulnerable situation, incluing indigenous people and slaves;
Institutions under the Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Trade

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