Inspiring Formation Model

Bill Clinton: “The SENA is an inspiring model for other countries of the world”


The former president of the United States Bill Clinton was invited for a tour through the Central Techno Park installations in Cazuca, Colombia, by Daría Montoya Mejía, the General Director of SENA (Colombia's National Learning Service). Clinton affirmed that the SENA formation model would be the most successful model to overcome the difficulties in countries such as Haiti and other South American nations.

In his visit, the former president stressed: "The work that the SENA is doing is excellent. Well done", contratulating the General Director and the entity for implementing this formation model.

Clinton was surprised at the tools that the SENA count on and the advances that the learners have achieved, incomparable including versus professional graduates.

He assured that in his experience as governor of Arkansas, things would have been different for the youth of the most deprived zones of the state if they had counted on the tools that exist in the Techno Park.

He also learned about the different mechanisms and tools of the SENA to promote the interaction of the learners with the technology and the resources through which the youth recieve free formation. The learners, on their hand, got the opportunity to show all their talent and knowledge aquired through different technological projects.

The visit was part of a fair organized by the Clinton Foundation and the Barefoot Foundation, in which a group of entrepreneurs of the Soacha business community participated with their handicraft products.

The above is a summarized translation from SENAs blog post on june 16, 2010.