An engineer on the construction site

ImageSix months of intensive activity in various aspects of construction with SofoNic, has enriched the formal education of  Yosvany Díaz Cárdenas of CIDEM. A program of cooperation between the two institutions provides opportunities to connect science with practice, as well as international experience.  Yosvany returns to Cuba with a backback full of unforgettable experiences. He emphasized the importance of reducing the differences between the engineer and the mason. Each has something to contribute to their work together. The masons and apprentices in Nicaragua will never forget seeing Yosvany covered with mud during the rains, the same as themselves.

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Wilfredo Santana
Nicaraguan
Business Administrator
Spanish
Project management, operational setup of projects, control mechanisms (financial and administration)

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In 2005, SofoNic has started a dual education program for masons in Nicaragua, using its house-building programs as a base. Teaming up with the local technical school in Jinotepe they are graduating about ten masons every year since. Most f them have found jobs in construction or have started a business on their own. SofoNic has contracted several of them as master masons in the reconstruction programs in Haiti.