Project B05

Leadership and change management in industrial mechanics and industrial electromechanics

Marine InstituteNiagara College CanadaCégep de Trois-Rivières

Leadership and change management in industrial mechanics and industrial electromechanics

Project B05 had two parts, one under Theme 3: “Quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET),” and one under Theme 4: “Business and Community Services.”
In both instances, work was done with the Colegio Nacional de Educación Profesional Técnica de Ciudad del Carmen de Campeche (CONALEP 021) and with the Universidad Tecnológica de Campeche (UTCAM).

Under Theme 3, the initiative focused on three main components. The first is the construction of an inter-institutional vision between CONALEP and UTCAM in order to understand the educational processes necessary to strengthen technical/vocational education and training institutions. The second is the promotion of competency-based education to strengthen UTCAM and CONALEP instructors with different clear, concrete, and concise tools to impart their knowledge.

The third component is the analysis of how to develop technological initiatives for training and communication for online courses.



A labour situation analysis (LSA) was conducted for the review of the competency-based approach (CBA) programs offered by the participating institutions: the Advanced Technical Degree (Spanish acronym: TSU) in Industrial Mechanics in the bilingual, international, and sustainable (BIS) modality at the Universidad Tecnológica de Campeche (UTCAM); and the Industrial Mechanics Program at the Colegio Nacional de Educación Profesional Técnica in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche (CONALEP 021).
Support was given for the introduction of the BIS program, which required the development of teaching materials in English, an international exchange program for students and instructors, and training through the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) program. In addition, equipment was acquired based on the priorities associated with the modules and the needs of the companies and each Mexican institution, which a contribution of CAN$50,000 each.
Trips to Canada were also organized for instructors and staff from CONALEP 021 (Ciudad del Carmen) and UTCAM. The participants visited four educational institutions, toured the laboratories, and observed how students are assessed. Finally, a customized Moodle platform for online classes was created wherein the 41 participating instructors had continuous access to content, exercises, and tests during the project.

It's something to be proud of!

85 students

from UTCAM and CONALEP trained in introduction to applied research and innovation

More than

2 500 beneficiaries,

both instructors and students, were sensitized on gender and inclusion issues


The inauguration of a specialized welding centre with attendance by the Canadian Embassy.



Hear what they say about it
Rubén López
Head of the Technical Training Project at Colegio Nacional de Educación Profesional Técnica (Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche) (CONALEP 021), Mexico

Business and community services