On September 12th 2016 CITNM lived one important moment of its short life: its first Professional Training activity began.
The one year full time training program for technicians in foundry, metallurgy and materials (CET) began with 13 trainees, all from the central region of Portugal.
It results from a partnership with CINFU – Professional Training Centre for the Foundry Industry. It will provide trainees with practical and theoretical knowledge to enter the job market immediately after conclusion.
Courses are held at CITNM and at CINFU. The 1.560 hours program include an internship of 560 hours (circa 4 months) in order to prepare trainees in a real industrial context. It is recognized by higher education institutions as it awards 17 ECTS of the Masters on Metallurgy and Materials of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto.
Students experience in work context of the of the 1st edition from the CET course for Technician Specialist in Materials’ Technology, Metallurgy and Metalworking, started on April 19th and will end on July 28th.
After completing the general scientific and technological component, which took place at the CITNM's facilities in Águeda and CINFU in Porto, between September 2016 and April 2017, the course continues with its practice in a work environment.
The course’s first edition was enthusiastically perceived by the industry, and the students were integrated into different departments of several companies, among them: Sakthi Portugal; Sakthi Portugal SP21; SLM; Funfrap-Teksid; Renault Cacia; DuritCast; Duramoldes; Ciclo Fapril; EDP.