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The Federal Institute of the Holy Spirit - IFES - became official on September 23, 1909, the government Peçanha Nile, calling itself School for Craftsmen of the Holy Spirit. The school was regulated by Decree 9070 of 25 October 1910 with the purpose of forming professional artisans, focused on the manual labor - a factor in effective social and economic value - with education for life.

Since 1937, the institution - then known as Industrial High School in Victoria - now forming professionals into series production, but with features craft.

On February 25, 1942, the School was transformed into Industrial Technical School in Victoria, and in December 11, 1942, opened the building where work to date, and time had to boarding and day school, workshops and classrooms to meet the arts courses leather, tailoring, carpentry, metalwork, mechanical machinery, printing and bookbinding.

On September 3, 1965, was renamed the Federal Technical School of Espirito Santo, Etfes, based on a business model.

On March 13, 1993, opened the first Decentralized Education Unit, located in Colac, upstate.

The Technical School has become a Federal Center for Technological Education - Cefet, from March 1999, which created new ways of acting and a new paradigm of public vocational institution.

On March 12, 2001, were initiated allocated for instruction in the Teaching Unit Decentralized Sierra, offering Vocational Courses in Industrial Automation and Informatics.

In 2004, the Cefet became a Higher Education Institution, with the decrees of 5224 and 5225, now replaced by 5773.

In 2005, the Education Unit Decentralized Itapemirim came into operation, offering the Technical Course in Electromechanical and Technical Course Ornamental, unprecedented in Brazil.

In 2006, two new units started their activities: Decentralised Education Unit of St. Matthew, offering Technical Course in Mechanics, and Teaching Unit Decentralized Cariacica, offering Technical Course in Railways, unprecedented in Brazil and the fruit of a partnership Cefet with Companhia Vale do Rio Doce.

In 2008, we opened three more units of instruction: Aracruz, Linhares and New Venezia.

In December of that year, the president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, signed Law No. 11892, which created 38 federal institutes of education, science and technology in the country. In the Holy Spirit, and the Schools Cefet Agrotechnical Alegre in Colac and Santa Teresa are integrated into a single structure: the Federal Institute of the Holy Spirit. Thus, the Cefet Teaching Units (Victoria, Colac, Sierra, Itapemirim, Matthew, Cariacica, Aracruz, Linhares and New Venezia) and the Schools of Agrotechnical Alegre, Santa Teresa and Colac are now campuses of the Institute.

Names that had already Ifes
1909 - School for Craftsmen of the Holy Spirit
1937 - Liceo Industrial de Vitoria
1942 - Technical College of Victoria - ETV
1965 - Federal Technical School of the Holy Spirit - Etfes
1999 - Federal Technological Education Center of Espírito Santo - Cefet
2008 - Instituto Federal do Espirito Santo - IFES

Promote vocational and technological excellence through teaching, research and extension, focusing on sustainable human development.

Quality and Excellence in Professional Education and Technology
Professional Competence of the servers
Flexibility for integration and harmony with all segments
Ethics in the actions and relationships
Humanization - valuing the human being as the focus of decisions
Social Responsibility and Sustainability through teaching, research and extension

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