The sixth edition of the "Strengthening the Role of the Industrial Leader" diploma course concluded with the virtual participation of 91 small and medium-sized enterprises.
Courses, diploma courses, and training sessions from the SMEs program remain active despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proof of this is the completion of the "Strengthening the Role of the Industrial Leader" diploma course's sixth edition. Organized by Ternium in association with the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), Blinks Institute, and Exiros, this diploma aims to develop skills for the company's customer service and suppliers staff.
231 leaders from 91 participating companies were recognized for their efforts and commitment in this diploma course, which for the first time was held entirely online, and was led by Executive President, César Jiménez.
"Congratulations to all the graduates. I am sure that this type of training sessions, courses, and diploma courses will help you face our current market situation, which is constantly evolving in the face of new technologies and the COVID-19 pandemic", said Jiménez in the broadcast viewed by over 100 people.
During the diploma course, participants strengthened their skills in the administration, communication, leadership, continuous improvement, quality, and industrial safety areas with the aim of contributing to the company's growth and development. Moreover, graduates had the opportunity to exchange experiences throughout the whole course.
Over the six editions of the course, around 1,471 leaders from 399 companies from all over the country have participated. A total of 2,976 training hours have been spent and over 370 projects related to administration, continuous improvement, human resources, and innovation have been developed.
Jiménez also mentioned that this type of diploma course strengthens Mexico's value chain, which is crucial for the growth and development of its economy, especially in times of public health emergencies.
"With great conviction, SMEs encourage us every day to be better, to incorporate new working tools and to keep our competitiveness", said Arturo Patiño, CEO of Consorcio Innovador de México, a service provider who spoke on behalf of the graduates.
Américo García, Assistant Secretary of Industry, Trade, and Services of the Department of Economy and Labor of Nuevo León, attended the event and mentioned that the professionalism of SMEs is now possible thanks to the SMEs training sessions.
"The decision of taking your clients and suppliers, both ends of your production chain, and promoting this development and training tripartite model (Government, Academy, and Private Sector) is amazing and unique in its kind. I'd even dare to say it is unique in the whole country, and we have received this support from Ternium for years now", he added.
"We appreciate all the support that Ternium offers to the UANL and that despite being a company that manufactures such a raw and cold material as steel, they manage to turn it into something so warm and meaningful, and I believe that today is the living proof of it", mentioned Francisco Barrera, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UANL.