Mexican Education Officials make second visit to South Central College Thursday

(April 6, 2015) In March, South Central College (SCC) hosted officials from nine higher education institutions from throughout Mexico. On Thursday, April 9, representatives from one of those institutions will return to SCC to explore next steps in a potential partnership.

Universidad Politécnica de Santa Rosa Jáuregui is a public community college located in Querétaro, offering 3-year engineering degrees in Industrial Metrology, Software, Automotive Systems and Animation and Special Effects. The college’s President Mtra. Luz Elena Navarez was part the March delegation visit. Encouraged by what she saw at SCC, she requested that her college’s Academic Dean M. Sc. Orfelinda Torres Rivera and Automotive Engineering Professor M. Sc. Eloina Lugo Del Real make this follow-up visit.

Thursday’s visit will focus on potential partnerships and exchange opportunities with the following SCC programs:

  • Auto Body and Collision Technology
  • Automotive Service
  • Computer Integrated Machining
  • Mechatronics

The representatives will visit South Central College’s North Mankato Campus from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Faribault campus from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

About Universidad Politécnica de Santa Rosa Jáuregui
Universidad Politécnica de Santa Rosa Jáuregui is a public community college established in 2011 with more than 600 students. Its campus in Querétaro is ideally located in the middle of Mexico’s Automotive Industry. The college plans to expand to 14 buildings, including classrooms, laboratories, labs, housing and recreational and sports facilities. Universidad Politécnica de Santa Rosa Jáuregui is one of 43 polytechnic colleges and is the second 100% bilingual institution in Mexico.

About South Central College
South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.