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The National Council for the Federal Network of Vocational, Scientific and Technological Education Institutions (CONIF) carries out technical and strategic actions to foster public education at a high level of excellence. It is a forum for discussing, proposing and promoting policies for the development of vocational and technological education, research and innovation.
The Council gathers the leaders of 38 Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology, 2 Federal Centers of Technological Education, and Pedro II School, which encompass a total of 661 campuses located in 578 municipalities in Brazil with about one million students enrolled and over 75,000 permanent staff (including faculty and technical-administrative staff).
The institutions have the social commitment to offer excellent free public vocational education to young people and workers, from the country and the city. Articulated with local productive arrangements they enable the effective access to scientific and technological achievements, through the offer of vocational qualification in several areas of knowledge; promote applied research and innovation; act strongly in the technological extension; cover several levels and modalities of vocational education, from the basic to graduate school, including teachers’ formation, based in its own educational project.
Politically and administratively, CONIF acts as an instance to the debate and the defense of public vocational and technological education and aims at enhancing, strengthening and consolidating its 41 associated institutions.
As a representative entity of the Federal Network institutions, it acts with different society’s representations, national and international partners, Legislative Power and, frequently, it helps the Ministry of Education (MEC, in Portuguese) in the planning of actions and projects destined to the evolution of Brazilian vocational education.
CONIF’s mission is to strengthen the institutions of the Federal Network, through its articulation and political representation, for the benefit of professional, scientific and technological education public, free and of socially referenced quality. Its vision is to be recognized nationally and internationally as an articulator of innovative and inclusive professional, scientific and technological education.
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