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The Federal Institute of Ceará is already a reality. Created from the last day 29 December 2008 (Law 11.892/2009), the new institution brings together the defunct Federal Center for Technological Education of Ceará (CEFETCE) and Agrotechnical Schools Federal and Crato Iguatu. The legislation establishes the formation of a Federal Network of Professional Education, Science and Technology creates and around the country, over 37 institutes of Education, Science and Technology.

In Ceará, the new institution has at the moment, with nine campuses in full operation: in Fortaleza, where was located the headquarters of Benfica CEFETCE; at Cedars and Juazeiro, former facilities of the Teaching Units Decentralized linked to CEFETCE, Marazion, Limon Norte, Sobral and Quixada, newly installed seats, and Crato and Iguatu, where he has worked Schools Federal Agrotechnical now incorporated into the Federal Institute of Ceara. Other three campuses are already underway with works in the municipalities of Acaraú Canindé and Crateús.

The establishment of campuses within the state, meets the goal of the Expansion of the Federal Network for Technology Education and the nature of the Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology, regarding the decentralization of professional qualification, taking into account the socio-economic conditions of each region. Thus, it is intended to prevent the exodus of young students to the capital.

The Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology are born with 168 campuses and reach 2010 with 311, and the vacancies will increase from 215 thousand to 500 thousand. The new institution will have strong presence in Research and Extension to stimulate the development of technical and technological solutions.

According to the Rector, Claudio Ricardo Gomes de Lima, the creation of the Federal Institutes represents a new stage of education in the country and want to fill in historical gaps. "The great merit is that we are expanding into the interior, because the institutions that train manpower has always been heavily concentrated in capital cities. The idea is to promote technical education distributed equally. "

The Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology are also renowned for being an institution with more autonomy. The Federal Institute of Ceará grid can change your course offerings, register for courses and qualifications play a role in certifying and accrediting professional skills, as well as the campuses are autonomous to manage their budgets costing.

By the end of June, The Institute of Ceará Federal Ministry of Education to submit its Institutional Development Plan, which will be drafted by a committee comprised of students, teachers and technical administrators from all campuses. The new institution will offer courses Technical High School with the goal of providing a training opportunity already at this stage of education. In Higher Education, will focus on the courses and bachelor of engineering technology (30% of jobs). Another 20% will be reserved for Degrees in Natural Sciences. They will also have the incentive degrees in specific content of the Professional and Technical Education.


Being a reference to Professional Education Center and School.

Produce, disseminate and apply technological knowledge and academic training for citizenship through Education, Research and Extension, contributing to socio-economic progress locally, regionally and nationally, from the perspective of sustainable development and integration with society's demands and the productive sector.

Guiding principles and values of their internal and external relations. The Federal Institute of Ceara has a permanent commitment to ethics and the following values:
Citizenship and humanism;
Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary knowledge;
Freedom of expression;
Innovation and entrepreneurship;
Socialization of knowledge;
Participative management;
Quality of Education and Vocational High School;
Identity preservation of Ceará.


In an area of 30,000 m2, the headquarters of Fortaleza has classrooms, modern laboratories, workshops, video conference room and audiovisual, graphics, library, digital island, sport courts, swimming pool, soccer field, running track, salon Exhibition and Arts House, which also are taught cultural and artistic activities. The offices in the municipalities receive investments for improving infrastructure and upgrading equipment.
The institution prioritizes the empowerment of the population of Interior, State, so she is able to fill vacancies in the labor market in each region. To do this, will be deployed over three campuses, and installed 10 extensions, 39 Digital Inclusion Centers (CIDs), two cores of Information Technology (NITs) and turned in 39 municipalities pole face of distance learning.
Specializing in technology solutions, the Federal Institute of Ceará still has two institutes (Chemistry and Environment - ITQMA and Telecommunications and Informatics - Itti) and laboratories available to the 26 research groups that develop research in different fields of knowledge.


The Federal Office for Education, Science and Technology of Ceará is an agency belonging to the Federal Network of Educational Teaching, created by Law 11,892 / 2008
Law 11.892/2008, signed by President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, creates thirty-eight Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology. The Federal Institute of Ceará was born with nine campuses and has three more that are under construction.

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