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National Institute of Technology
Instituto Nacional Tecnológico (INATEC)

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 1994

INATEC is a governamental entity that regulates Technical Education and Professional Training in Nicaragua. We promote the acquisition of knowledge and skills needed for the world of work, contributing to the national economic development.

We have 45 technological centers that provide free quality technical education and professional training to Nicaraguan citizens.


INATEC is the governamental entity in charge of Profesional Training and Technical Technological Education in Nicaragua, we train young people and adults with quality, contributing to their insertion in the world of work, to streghten the economic and social development of the country.


1-Implementing technical and professional education programs aimed to train our beloved people with great love and human warmth.

2-Applying Science, Techniques and Technology for the development of educative, productive and evolutionary practices in different fields.

3-Contributing to the strengthening and development of the creative, social, family, associative, complementary and communitarian economic model in both rural and urban areas.

4-Improving teachers’ pedagogical, technical and technological skills through initial, complementing and specialization training programs.

5-Implementing the principles of protagonism, integrity, complementarity, respect, dignity and, effective equal and fair inclusion of all human beings.

6-Enhancing our services quality by Improving the conditions, effectiveness and efficiency of our work procedures to strengthen our institutional management.

Regular tasks

1-Accreditation of Public and Private Technical centers.

2-Curriculum design.

3-Pedagogical and Technical Professional Training.

4-Certification of people that does not hold a technical degree but have developed professional skills in the working world.

5-Development of Professional training courses (61 Professional training courses).

6-Development of Technical and Technological training courses (More than 300 Technical training courses).

7-Development of face to face and virtual training courses. (INATEC has 45 Public Technological centers nationwide and a virtual learning platform).

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
Researchers    Not our target group
Policy makers    Not our target group
Private sector
  Secondary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
   Interested to learn
Migration     Not interested
OER and Online Learning     Not interested
Equity of access in TVET
   Interested to learn
Gender equality in TVET
   Interested to learn
Fostering entrepreneurship
   Interested to learn
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
   Interested to learn

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects    Not interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
  Moderately interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster    Not interested
With Africa    Not interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
  Moderately interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
  Moderately interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
Highly interested


Instituto Nacional Tecnológico (INATEC)
Pista la Resistencia, Managua
Centro cívico el Zumen, módulo "U" Planta alta, Frente al Hospital Bertha Calderón.
11001 Managua


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Lucy del Carmen Vargas Montalvan
Director of External Cooperation

UNEVOC Coordinator
Loyda Barreda Rodríguez
Executive Director
Executive Management

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