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Escola Senai Mario Amato
São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil


University description (as per official university website)

In the early '80s, SENAI received from the Municipality of Sao Bernardo do Campo to donate a plot of 52,000 m2. This donation coincided with the initial discussions for the creation and implementation of an integrated technology center on site.

On the morning of 9 November 1983, businessmen, representatives of business associations and trade unions and academics gathered at the headquarters of the SENAI, on Avenida Paulista, to discuss the training of technicians in industrial Plastic and Chemical. One of the conclusions of that day was that "jobs for chemical technicians should grow in the near future, but the education of these professionals was inadequate from the standpoint of quality."

In 1985, Division of Research, Study and Evaluation of SENAI conducted the survey "Demand and Profile of Chemicals and Allied Technicians in the State of São Paulo", which focused on the areas of process and unit operations, and substantiate the needs of the sector, to create the first Technical Course of Chemistry at São Paulo State. This research pointed to the ABC as an alternative to installation of this training program.

From there he designed to implement an Integrated Vocational Training Centre in Ceramics, Plastics and Chemicals, the SENAI Mario Amato, to be located in St. Bernard Field. In 1985, construction began on the premises.

In 1987, with the completion of the first part of the work, the Technical Course Plastics, located in SENAI "Frederick Jacob" in Tatuapé in Sao PauloSince 1972, was transferred to Sao Bernardo do Campo, whose Director, Professor. Ivo Boccato in the period from 01/02/87 to 01/07/88, when he became Director Prof. Silvio José Marola.

In 1990, with final completion of works, began the Technical Course in Chemistry. That same year, the Course Technical Ceramics, located in SENAI "Armando Arruda Pereira, opened in 1952, Sao Caetano South, was transferred to Sao Bernardo do Campo.

The three technical courses - plastics, chemicals, ceramics - were gathered in a single school unit, under the name School SENAI Mario Amato, being officially opened on the industry - May 25, 1991.

The SENAI Mario Amato was designed to be an Integrated Vocational Training Centre in the areas of Ceramics, Plastics and Chemicals, with about 20 laboratories and 28 workshops, has over its history, seeking to respond to market challenges, in terms of Vocational Training and Technology Services. With 38,000 m2 building area, became one of the largest schools in the DR SENAI-SP.

In 1991, implemented a Support Sector Technology (SAT), which in 1996 became the Center for Business Assistance (NAE).

In 1994 she won the title CENATEC (National Center for Technology) bronze category, project sponsored by SENAI / National Department, meeting criteria based on the PNQ (National Quality Award).

That same year, the school expanded its facilities to deploy a technical course for the area of rubber. Modularized, the course offered intermediate outputs for TAs in quality plastic and rubber parts, projects and products, plastic and rubber, rubber compounds and vulcanization processes.

In 1996, they began to be offered training in their field of Marble and Granite.

In 1998, he promoted a reformulation Technique Courses, meeting the needs of the labor market and recommendations of the Law of Directives and Basis of Education. The core of ceramic material developed and implemented the graphical Course Technology Ceramic Red Distance, reaching the most widespread and various Brazilian states.

In 1999, School started implementing quality system in the educational process, obtaining the ISO 9001 certification in 2001.

On 26/07/1999, authorized by the Ministry of Education (Ordinance No. 217/99-MEC) initiated the activities of the Graduate Course of Environmental Technology, is offering 80 places each year at night, lasting for eight semesters plus 400 hours of supervised practice.

On 01/01/2001, assumed direction Prof. Milton Gava and started classes decentralized classes, technical courses in Chemistry, Ceramics and Plastics, developed into businesses.

The Technical Course in Ceramics is now offered in full-time, companies and trying to meet students from other states and even other countries in South America

In 2002, a mobile unit for collecting effluent samples and products analyzed in several laboratories of schools, expanded our scope of care.

An investment plan enabled the implementation of the Center for Ornamental and Prototyping industry.

In 2003 began the deployment of a Certification Body Products to meet demand from companies for domestic and international markets, and a microbiology laboratory. We expanded our area of Distance Education to develop a pilot class of Raw Materials Ceramics.

The graduation of the first class Degree in Environmental Technology, with 23 trainees, was held on July 25, 2003, the very Mario Amato, his patron. All new staff are trained to carry out environmental control in manufacturing processes, through studies in the areas of wastewater, waste and gaseous emissions, in order to reduce or eliminate environmental impacts.

In August 2003, gained recognition as the MEC Degree in Industrial Environmental Technology, mentioning A.

By Ordinance No. 283, January 20, 2004, MEC recognizes the Course of Environmental Technology (Professional Area: Environment) offered by the School SENAI Environmental Technology and, since then, has been called "Course of Technology Industrial Environment "with a duration of six semesters over 400 hours of supervised practice.

In order to improve their services to enterprises, the school sought to prepare their labs for accreditation. Today, five laboratories are already accredited by INMETRO, enabled by a ANVISA, and two (Paints and Calibration of glass) in the process of accreditation.

Thus, an Integrated Center in Ceramics, Plastics and Chemicals, the SENAI Mario Amato has been expanding in recent years, its field of action seeking to consolidate itself as a Centre of Reference in Chemistry, Materials and Environment.

Quality Policy and Environment

SENAI-SP, in fulfilling its mission, promotes the continuous improvement of educational services and technology, directing efforts to:
Compliance with laws applicable to its processes and services;
Preserving the environment by preventing pollution and the conscious use of resources;
Keeping the workplace safe and appropriate;
Meet the needs and expectations of customers;
Continuous development of human resources.
January 2009

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