In this section, institutional and organizational information about the Federal Institute of São Paulo is disclosed, including its functions, competences, organizational structure, list of authorities (who is who), authorities' agenda, office hours and agency legislation.
Brief institutional history:
The Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo (IFSP) is a federal agency linked to the Ministry of Education (MEC), specializing in the provision of Professional and Technological Education (EPT), created through Law 11.892, of 29 December 2008, which also established the Federal Network for Professional, Scientific and Technological Education, of which the IFSP is a member. Although linked to the MEC, the IFSP retains administrative, patrimonial, financial, didactic-pedagogical and disciplinary autonomy, under the terms of Art. 1, Sole Paragraph, of Law 11.892 / 2008.
Historically, the IFSP originated from the São Paulo Art Apprentice School (EAA), created by Decree 7.566, of September 23, 1909, signed by then President Nilo Peçanha. Subsequently, EAA were transformed into Industrial Schools through Law No. 378/1937, which in turn became Industrial and Technical Schools through Decree-Law No. 4.127 / 1942. In 1959 the Federal Technical Schools (Etef) became municipalities through Law No. 3.552 / 1959 and, subsequently, Law No. 6.545 / 1978 converts the Etec of Minas Gerais, Paraná and Rio de Janeiros into the Federal Technological Education Centers (Cefet ), an organization that Efet de São Paulo started to have with the edition of Law nº 8.948 / 2004, which lasted until the transformation into a Federal Institute in 2008.
With the change, the Federal Institute of São Paulo started to allocate 50% of vacancies for technical courses and, at least, 20% of vacancies for undergraduate courses and for special pedagogical training programs, especially in the areas of Science and Technology. of Mathematics. In addition, it continued to offer initial and continuing training courses [extension], undergraduate courses in baccalaureate and technology, in addition to postgraduate courses Postgraduate Course [specialization] and strictu sense [master's degree].
In addition to face-to-face courses, the Federal Institute of São Paulo offers technical and undergraduate courses in the Distance Learning (EaD) modality.
The IFSP represents the largest body in the Federal Network, with 37 active campuses and more than 62 thousand students enrolled, according to data from the Nilo Peçanha 2020 Platform [reference 2019] (MEC / 2020).