Tuesday, June 26, 2007

First Learning Community Center for senior citizens opens in Zapopan

The Tecnológico de Monterrey, in its ongoing commitment to Mexico’s development and empowering its people to generate wealth and welfare, together with the Zapopan, Jalisco Municipal DIF Family Development Office, opened the first Learning Community Center for senior citizens (CCA), located at the Metropolitan Senior Citizens’ Center (CEMAM), in the Santa Margarita neighborhood.

During the CCA’s ribbon-cutting ceremony, which currently has 300 students in its various workshops, Guadalajara Campus General Director Víctor Gutiérrez mentioned that these installations “will allow people to learn to use a number of computer programs and to surf the internet, and even obtain their high school diploma through its distance-learning program.”

Also, he announced that this center marks the first of eight CCAs to be created, with the support of the Social Programs Office and the Learning Community Centers’ education and entrepreneurship development network, in concert with the Zapopan DIF, with the aim of impacting their communities. This one, in fact, is the first time the Tecnológico de Monterrey has devised a CCA whose services target senior citizens.

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