Almost one hundred industrial engineers from the Colegio de Ingenieros Industriales de Santa Cruz de Tenerife (COIITF) and the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Industriales de Canarias Oriental (COIICO) visited the PLOCAN facilities in Taliarte, Telde, to celebrate their patron saint, Saint Joseph.
The visit started with a presentation about PLOCAN and its relationship with the engineering sector, given by the director of the institution, Dr Octavio Llinás González. The engineers then toured the facilities, including the glider laboratory, a plant for building and maintaining oceanic devices and a classroom for training in the field of educational marine robotics for Primary and Secondary students.
The official colleges of Industrial Engineering were created in Spain in the mid-20th century to represent a very important business sector, as industrial engineers are given a general training enabling them to practise professionally in practically all technical areas of all kinds of companies, both in resolving technical problems that arise and to design and implement new technologies in the production process. Hence, an industrial engineer is able to adapt to any business sector and knows where to find the solution and how to apply it to the problems faced.