Education USA Facilitates Agreement between UDB and Indian Hills

The agreement will benefit Salvadoran students and faculty.The US Embassy,through the Office of Student Educational Counseling Education USA facilitated the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the University Don Bosco (UDB) and Indian Hills Community College which aims to develop research opportunities through seminars and exchanges of students and teachers.

The Vice President of UDB, Oscar Rodriguez, said the memorandum signed between the two institutions will help students at UDB to deepen their studies at Indian Hills, acquiring an Associates Degree in Aviation Maintenance.  The university professors from UBD will be able to obtain a license from the U.S> Federal Aviation Administration for the maintenance of aircraft.

For his part, the President of Indian Hills College, Marlene Sprouse said she was very pleased that the two institutions had come together. “We believe this project will help us achieve our mission as a university.  We will try to inspire learning,” she added.

The signing of this memorandum will help meet El Salvador’s demand in the field of aeronautics, said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce US, Ted Dean.  He also stated that this agreement is an opportunity to strengthen the education sector in the country and create jobs for young people who are able to complete their studies in the program.

Currently, the field of aeronautics is a growing discipline around the country and a motor to revive the national economy through forays into that field. Since the beginning of Partnership for Growth, there has been investment in this discipline, through investment in human capital by training of young people in order to improve productivity.