Visit to Amar Terra Verde

Mechatronic Department

(Vila Verde – Portugal)

 Mr Miguel Sánchez, was visiting the vocational school Amar Terra Verde last May. He was received for Ms Clara Sousa, the International Coordinator of that college. Apart from visiting the college, he paid special attention to the Mechatronics Department.

Ms Clara Sousa led the visit and showed the way the Mechatronics department works. Our school was very interested to visit that college in order to collect interesting ideas for finding out how international colleges develop cutting-edge projects.

Mr Miguel Sánchez could visit the main areas of work, making a list of the most important areas of expertise. He analysed the project development underway having a look at entrepreneurship method. After that, we reviewed the teachers’ profile and the timetable of the mechatronic studies.

Moreover, he visited the mechatronic workshops to observe their structure and needs. Finally, he searched for technical resources to teach technical subjects such as technical material, books, software, and hardware.

I would like to thank Ms Clara Sousa and Mr Carlos Marinho and especially all the colleagues I met at Mechatronics Department because they made me feel at home.