Intel and Lenovo donate notebooks to a professional training center. Aimed at young people from the outskirts, ceap will be able to serve 900 teenagers per year with new investment

Intel and Lenovo donate notebooks to professional training center

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Aimed at young people from the outskirts, CEAP will be able to serve 900 teenagers per year with new investment

A Intel and Lenovo invited journalists and technology influencers to visit the computer laboratory at the CEAP (Professional Assistance Educational Center), located in Pedreira-SP. We also learn more about the work and impact that the technical course school has been bringing to young people on the outskirts of São Paulo, through technological innovation. See all the details.

Lenovo x Intel laboratory

through the program Lenovo Foundation, the company sent 50 notebooks IdeaPad 3i for students to take programming classes. The idea is to allow students to have access to developing websites and applications with high-performance notebooks. Through this, it will be possible for more than 900 students to visit this space annually to increase their knowledge.

Lenovo notebook with Intel processors in the ceap computer laboratory
New computers were delivered to young people to learn programming (Photo: Victor Pacheco/Showmetech)

A Intel is one of the companies that most help the CEAP to go further through technological innovation. In addition to allowing notebooks to be sent to students, it also finances the issuance of certificates for professional courses. The availability of platforms such as OpenVino, is also part of this partnership that will still yield many fruits for Brazilians.

Lenovo notebook with Intel processors in the ceap computer laboratory
It is estimated that, per year, 900 students pass through the CEAP computer laboratory (Photo: Victor Pacheco/Showmetech)

A Intel supported this laboratory with US$50 thousand dollars (more than 260 thousand reais) through Intel's RISE Technology Initiative (IRTI), a program that allocates US$20 million dollars globally for health, education and economic recovery actions.

Until April 2022, the Intel Rise program, also focused on enabling access to technology, has invested US$9,5 million to finance 63 projects in six areas that align with the Intel RISE pillars: accessibility; economic recovery; education; health and life sciences; social equity and human rights; and sustainability and climate. The differentiated technology of Intel was used in 67% of projects to solve unique challenges plaguing individuals and organizations globally.

CEAP has solar energy production

With more than 20 technology partners collaborating to deliver the best possible education to students, the Vocational Assistance Educational Center also has solar energy panels and, with the high temperatures in Brazil, This has been of great help in saving electricity. This was made possible through a partnership with Canadian Solar, which sent 125 solar energy panels to the site.

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Solar energy is already a reality at CEAP (Photo: Victor Pacheco/Showmetech)

Currently, these panels are responsible for 60% of the site's electricity supply. There are plans for solar energy to be the only source for CEAP and the very Canadian Solar want to do this in the future. O CEAP has also invested in planting food and by October 2023, a vegetable garden will be opened so that students can plant crops.

Community impact

All students currently taking a course at CEAP are residents of Pedreira, a district located close to Diadem and Support. Anyone who lives within a radius of up to 5 kilometers can also register and parental support during and after the registration process is more than necessary. The selection process, in addition to counting on a didactic assessment, also requires a social assessment and the presence of the young people's guardians. The courses last two years and are complementary to high school.

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CEAP was opened in 1985 (Photo: Victor Pacheco/Showmetech)

Representatives also reported that 98% of current employees of the CEAP They are former students, including teachers and people from the administrative sector. Furthermore, around 70% of young people already have a job within 3 months after training.

Awards won by ceap students
Some of the awards won by CEAP students (Photo: Victor Pacheco/Showmetech)

40% of these young graduates managed to increase their family income due to the knowledge acquired on the courses. It is also worth remembering that, through projects developed for innovation fairs held by CEAP, students always qualify in the main technology events in Brazil and throughout Latin America. These are the technical courses offered: Business administration, Computer network, IT and Audiovisual Production.

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