In a pioneering action at the IFSP, the Dean of Extension (PRX) signed an agreement with the University of São Paulo (USP) in order to carry out a training process with civil servants from the various campuses of the Federal Institute.
The training aims to establish an Extension Program in Solidarity Economy to be conceived by the Institution in conjunction with USP's Technological Incubator of Popular Cooperatives (ITCP) and to regulate the creation of study groups in solidarity economics.
The interest in fostering cooperative incubators, that is, projects that enable the effective involvement of the internal and external communities, enabling social and community development, as well as the training of students for the world of work, was born out of PRX's priority in promoting actions involving the internal and external IFSP community.
In order for the proposal to become effective, the PRX team conducted a survey of data on the specifics of an ITCP and then sought institutions with consolidated ITCPs. The IFSP broadened the debate about the Solidarity Economy, contextualized with the perspective of professional training, through the 2015st World of Work Seminar, held in April 2016. Two other editions of the event were held in April 2017 and XNUMX.
In order to organize the participation of civil servants in this action, all the Institution's campuses were consulted through a questionnaire. After the result of the research of interest was compiled and disseminated, meetings were held to present and adapt the training project to ITCP-USP.
The course started on September 26th with a total of 70 hours of face-to-face classes divided into nine meetings held at Cidade Universitária. In total, 30 civil servants from the Araraquara, Barretos, Birigui, Campos do Jordão, Catanduva, Jundiaí, Matão and IFSP registrations participated in the course, which has four main axes: work and solidarity economy, solidarity economy and self-management, university extension & incubators , and collective construction of the IFSP extension program.
On the 5th, 6th and 7th of December, the activities of the last axis will be carried out, which will culminate in the Extension Program in Solidarity Economy and in the draft regulations for the organization of Study Groups in Solidarity Economy.
After the establishment of the nucleus bylaws, each campus will be able to organize a team to develop training courses on the theme of solidarity economy, self-management and the like, both for the internal community and for the community outside the IFSP.