Minas Gerais safety training for educators to start in 2025

June 12, 2024

New safety training initiative for teachers

The Minas Gerais State Department of Education (SEE/MG), in partnership with the Minas Gerais Military Fire Department (CBMMG), will begin offering safety training courses in schools for 146,000 teachers and employees of the state education network starting in the first half of 2025.

The training will be provided by the SEE/MG School of Professional and Educator Training and Development, utilizing the Distance Education (EAD) format to reach the entire state.

The technical cooperation agreement for this initiative was signed on Tuesday, June 11, during a ceremony at the Military Firefighters Academy (ABM) in Belo Horizonte.

This program aims to equip education professionals to handle daily challenges in the school environment, enhancing safety and protection for children and adolescents as part of the Resilient and Safer Schools Project.

Importance of safety training emphasized by officials

During the ceremony, the Secretary of State for Education of Minas Gerais, Igor de Alvarenga, highlighted the significance of this agreement: “This agreement represents a significant advance for education.

This preventive action within our schools is something great and necessary in Minas.

We thank CBMMG for this very important partnership, which aims to protect public assets, the environment, and, above all, life.”

Colonel Erlon Dias do Nascimento Botelho, the general commander of CBMMG, also underscored the training’s value: “Teachers who keep an eye on their students will convey the message of self-protection, the environment, civil defense, and something that is very precious, first aid.

“A little care, a hemorrhagic containment, can make a difference to that student.

“We reinforce that this course is just the beginning of a partnership that will continue with SEE/MG.”

Details of the training courses

The training courses will consist of three modules covering basic knowledge in first aid, environmental protection, fire and panic prevention, water prevention, and notions of civil protection and defense.

The military will contribute to the content production of these modules, leveraging their expertise in disaster prevention and rescue operations, including their experience from the Brumadinho disaster.

The comprehensive training aims to prepare educators to act as multipliers of safety practices, ensuring a culture of prevention and self-protection within schools.

Ongoing efforts and future plans

Since the beginning of the year, the Military Fire Department has conducted over 3,200 training courses in various schools within the state public network.

These courses have been provided through social projects and partnerships with various institutions.

Additionally, CBMMG collaborates with SEE/MG in the management of civic-military schools under the Educational Policy for Shared Management of Civic-Military Schools (Ecim).

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