Our History - 2006

First Generation of the Intensive Training Program at the UTEQ

Under the supervision of experts in the field, in January 2006 the Intensive Training Program (PEI) opened its doors to the first generation of students. The first harness assembled by PEI students in Querétaro achieved a zero-defect rating. This rate had not been reached in Montreal for more than 25 years. The effort paid off and the Mexican workforce drew the interest of this demanding sector.

While all of the above was happening, the teaching staff continued their training and achieved the corresponding certifications given by the industry. Queretaro was the first state in Mexico to have certified professors as instructors in aircraft electrical and structural assembly areas. However, they faced a new challenge: to obtain a certification to teach a series of specialization courses required for the manufacture of more complex components and more elaborated processes.

While professors were being trained in different subjects, the industry continued its arrival to the State generating employment and injecting capital. Training requests continued to diversify in the following fields: machining using numerical control techniques, rolling, etc. Such requests confirmed the necessity of creating a higher education institution specialized in aeronautical training.