MATANZAS, Cuba, Jul 10 (ACN) A modern carpentry shop donated by the Italian-Latin American Institute (IILA) will be part of the School of Trades of the City Conservator's Office, which will open its doors for the first time in September, with an enrollment of 120 students.
José Dionisio Dencás Galván, designated director of the educational institution, declared that the new equipment with state-of-the-art technology will greatly facilitate the purpose of training specialized labor for the work in the Historical Center of the city, National Monument.
According to the official, the material donated by the IILA will arrive in Cuba next August, and once in Matanzas it will be temporarily located in a place on Contreras Street.
He said that the School already has a complete teaching staff, and the necessary means for the formation of the students in the specialties of integral masonry, integral carpentry, ceramics, gardening, blacksmithing and general restoration.
Today we have updated bibliography on topics such as civil construction, although belonging to the Office of the Conservator the center will be governed methodologically by what is established by the national education system, he said.
He highlighted the work of the intervention carried out in the former La Milagrosa School, a building from the beginning of the 20th century, converted into the new Trades School, whose investment will continue in 2020 from the project conceived by the prestigious architect Ramón Recondo Pérez.
The School of Crafts and Trades will be named after the Italian master Daniel Dall'Aglio, who designed two iconic buildings in this 300 year old city: the Sauto Theater and the church of San Pedro Apóstol, both with the category of National Monument.