In full social, preventive and mandatory isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the national government is preparing the execution of a new connectivity plan for schools and the distribution of computers among students.
The Minister of Education, Nicolás Trotta, met with the Secretary of Industry, Ariel Schale; the president of Banco Nación, Eduardo Hecker; and the general secretary of the Metallurgical Workers Union (UOM), Antonio Caló.
Chambers and businessmen from the computer industry also participated in this meeting to advance the connectivity plan designed by the educational portfolio and the distribution of computers that the Government is carrying out, official sources told the NA agency.
Trotta said that a working team was formed between the Government and the national computer manufacturing companies to advance the new “Juana Manso” connectivity plan.
“We believe that it is essential not only to reactivate the industry to guarantee jobs, but to put it at the service of Argentine education, which is going through a very particular moment in this context,” said the official.
Shale, meanwhile, assured that it is “very necessary” to be able to integrate all the boys and girls and thus reduce the gap and be able to provide, from the national industry, connectivity solutions and access to better technology in each of our homes.
“Today the pandemic presents us with the enormous challenge of bringing technology to each home and for this we are going to deploy the best of our productive and creative capacities in Argentine industry,” said Shale.
Hecker referred to the importance of continuing the Conectar Igualdad plan in this exceptional context and having strengthened the industry: “If the educational and industrial policy had not been they would be in a position to receive digital content even in the pandemic.
Banco Nación provides and will provide financing for national companies that require it ”.
The objective of the meeting was to discuss the design and implementation of the Juana Manso connectivity plan, which seeks to integrate and provide access to technology to all girls, boys and adolescents in Argentina.
The following participated in the meeting: the General Manager of EDUCAR SE, Laura Mares, the Chief of Cabinet of the Ministry of Education, Matías Novoa and businessmen from the computer industry sector of our country. (NA).