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Faculdade Senai de Tecnológia Mecatrônica
São Caetano do Sul, Brazil


University description (as per official university website)

The National Service of Industrial Learning - SENAI - is an educational agency created and maintained by industry where two major lines of action coexist and harmonize:
• the first, characterized by attention to the young, educated and considered as SENAI Education Agency,
· And, second, characterized by the concern to develop human resources for industry, acting as SENAI training agency.
The peculiarity of SENAI was and remains a close relationship with industry, parallel to a total autonomy from the government.

SENAI-industry interaction is based on two principles: participation and delegation. On one hand, entrepreneurship, present in all levels of the system, finds room for proposing policies and emerging needs expressing, on the other hand, it is to trace the paths SENAI and define appropriate forms of care.

Administrative Organs

At the National Bureau competing coordination of policy and guidelines set forth by the National Council, the Regional Departments technical assistance and legal representation of the institution. The Regional Departments are reserved for all decisions relating to action in their state, since the selection and planning of hotlines to be offered to the deployment of schools and operating units.

The Regional Departments have a regional board, whose holder is appointed by the president of the National Council, by agreement with the president of the Regional Council.
Although linked to the National Department - which sets the overall goals that fit the system in national development - the Regional Departments maintain its organizational structure flexible, varying according to regional needs.
The Regional Board of SENAI is the administrative and executive management of the entity, leaving it to the Regional Director, working under his responsibility, the resolutions issued by the Regional Council and management acts charged under the Regional Department, including the authorization of expenditure.

The National Service of Industrial Education was created on January 22, 1942, by Decree-Law No. 4048, signed by then President, Getúlio Vargas. It was a remarkable historical moment in which Brazilian industry was facing the circumstances of the Second World War, which aggravated the issue of demand for skilled labor. SENAI arose as a result of a long stream of actions and efforts of implementation of industrial education in Brazil, just one week before the Organic Law of Industrial Education.

The SENAI-SP began work on August 28, 1942, under the direction of engineer Roberto Mange, a professor at the Polytechnic School of Sao Paulo, which since the 1920s, had been perfecting methods of rational training of workers. His most significant experience in this field occurred in the Central Railway and Selection of Teaching Professional, founded in 1934, has come to bring together most of the railways of São Paulo.

Presided over the Federation of Industries of São Paulo (FIESP) Roberto Simonsen (from 30/01/1942 to 25/05/1948). The Regional Council was chaired by Oscar Rodrigues Alves (29/09/1942 to 03/09/1947).
With the know-how, the courses were structured to SENAI-SP, with emphasis on technical training of the worker, without neglecting the social his training, aiming to meet demand for workers trained by rational methods to perform functions assigned in industries.

Thus was set the task of the institution:
Organise for all industries, the systematic training of apprentices in trade, future industrial workers;
Raises the level of general culture, with notions of technology, workers' children, for activities not assigned;
Health & improving the existing workers.

The SENAI is configured as structured system of federative basis, which develops a wide range of training programs, seeking to meet the needs of manpower Brazilian industry, where because of the peculiarities of each region of the country
Sensitive to the demands arising from the industrial sector, widely diversified its activities and today is an educational institution that operates on different fronts - from education of children for work and training of technicians and technologists, industrial, until the realization of maneuverability and speed training aimed at adults.

Situated between the Government, which created and oversees, and the representative bodies of the industries, who manage, SENAI is legally an entity of private law, under civil law.

Objectives SENAI
· Launch in schools installed and maintained by the institution, or form of cooperation, learning that the industrial companies are exempted from economic categories under its jurisdiction, under the constitutional provision and legislation;
• assist employers in developing and implementing general training programs for staff of different skill levels, and in conducting methodical learning, taught on the job;
· To, workers over 18 years, the opportunity to complete in short courses, vocational training, partly gained in the workplace;
? Giving scholarships and improving the management staff and employees of outstanding value of corporate taxpayers, as well as teachers, instructors, managers and servers of SENAI itself;

Cooperate in the development of technological research of interest to industry and related activities.
Organizational Structure
Working throughout the national territory, the system is composed of regulatory bodies (National Council and Regional Councils) and the administrative bodies (including the National Department and 27 Regional Departments), under the supervision of the Confederation and the Federation of Industries and taking in their collegiate delegates from the Ministries of Education and Labour.


Promote vocational and technological education, innovation and transfer of industrial technologies, helping to raise the competitiveness of Brazilian industry.


Consolidate itself as a national leader in vocational and technological education and be recognized as a promoter of innovation and technology transfer for the Brazilian industry, working with international standard of excellence.

Principles that guide the actions of SENAI-SP

- Customer Satisfaction.
Clients, students and the company are the reason for the existence and success of SENAI-SP. The attributes that have value for customers, increase their satisfaction and determine your preference is the focus of the quality system of SENAI-SP.

- Search for Continuous Improvement.
The management model pursues a systematic, innovation and continuous improvement of all processes, allowing the constant optimization of the productivity of SENAI-SP and the quality of their products and services.

- Human Resources Development.
The development and incorporation of new skills and abilities of the professionals who form the staff of the SENAI-SP leverage the processes of continuous improvement of products and services offered.

- Constant innovation of products and services.
Mindful of the development of new technologies that boost the competitiveness of industries, SENAI-SP modernizes its teaching environment, ensuring rapid response to businesses, by offering new courses and services.

- Building Partnerships.
SENAI-SP works in close relationship with industry, seeking to exchange knowledge and experiences, aiming to develop and provide solutions for the industrial sector. The main results of this partnership are the technological development and integration of skilled labor market.

- Commitment to Social Education and Citizenship.
Not just the quality of vocational training. Students trained by SENAI-SP carries in his baggage values which constitute key differentiator for success in the workplace. Ethics, honesty, perseverance in the pursuit of goals and responsibility are instilled in students through behavior and attitude of educators.

- Educational Methodology.
As industrial technologies are constantly changing as a result, the requirements and skills required for professional performance have to be adjusted to this reality. Therefore, SENAI-SP continuously reviews the concepts of qualifications and the curricula of schools that qualify people.

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