Pablo Hernández, one of the main characters in the documentary about Roberto Rocca Technical School receives an Emmy.
The protagonists of this award-winning production were two students, their families, and their dreams of professional development.
Quality education can change young people's lives. That was the idea behind the 2019 short documentary about the Roberto Rocca Technical School (ETRR, for its acronym in Spanish), which just won an Emmy award, one of the most prestigious awards in the U.S. television industry.
In 2019, Infobae shared the stories of some students of the ETRR in an audiovisual production that took about a week of work alongside the Communications area of Ternium.
In the award-winning video, entitled "School to Progress", the protagonists are Pablo Hernández and Alma González, students of the ETRR from the municipality of Pesquería in Nuevo León, Mexico. Producers captured their homes, spoke with their families, and documented their routine in the institution that has been providing first-rate high school education since 2016, with programs in Mechatronics and Electromechanics.
When reviewing the award, the news website stated that: "The school was founded in one of the most alienated zones of the state, in the middle of an area where there are only industries and a few stores, yet it's one of the most thriving and efficient schools in the country".
The ETRR is part of Ternium's industrial project and its initial investment was 30 million dollars. To this day, two generations of 244 students have graduated, most of them with scholarships covering almost the entire tuition.
Watch the documentary (in spanish)
Watch the documentary (in spanish)
Alma and Pablo, one year and a half later
One year and a half after the documentary, Alma is studying the fifth quarter of her degree in Administration at the Universidad Metropolitana de Monterrey. Meanwhile, Pablo is about to enter the professional world. They both talk about all the opportunities they have had thanks to the Roberto Rocca Technical School.
"Being a student at the ETRR left me incredible experiences", says the 18-year-old student, Alma, who entered the educational institute when she was 14 years old. "Teachers accompanied us and provided us with an excellent education, they helped us out with our doubts. We were gradually growing thanks to this support."
Alma was part of the first generation of the ETRR, graduated in 2019. "My main goal now is to finish my studies and look for a job related to my career,” she says.
On the other hand, Pablo is having interviews to start in the professional world. The 18-year-old man was part of the second generation of the ETRR, graduated in August 2020.
"The school left me with a feeling of gratitude towards my professors, with more experience in both the personal and professional area. High school was not only about studying technical subjects or dealing with strict professors but also about building friendships with some teachers and other classmates."
He is proud and grateful for having studied in one of the most prestigious technical schools in Nuevo León. "I'm extremely grateful to Ternium for the opportunity they gave me to study here and for letting me finish my studies", he later added.
Pablo says he wants to continue his academic development, so in the future, he plans to study a degree in Philosophy and Arts or one related to music, which is another of his talents.