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History of INTECAP

The oldest antecedent dates from 1888 when the National School of Agronomy was created.

INTECAP began operations in 1972, when the National Center for Development, Training and Productivity (CENDAP) was created and became responsible for the country’s professional technical training.
This foundation responded to the need of the Guatemalan business sector and is created through Decree No. 17-72 of the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala, which constituted it as the specialized technical body that will act by delegation of the State as a decentralized, technical, non-profit, with its own assets, private funds and full capacity entity to acquire rights and incur obligations.

INTECAP believes in national identity, its respect and strengthening through innovative services provided with integrity and commitment. It was founded with the mission of increasing Guatemala´s labor and business productivity through the development and improvement of its human resource. It serves the diverse economic activities in all the occupational levels, besides directly cooperating with entities that promote the social and economic development of the country.

Nowadays, INTECAP uses the tools of the 21st Century, with infrastructure, equipment, machinery, technology and methodology to develop quality training in the three productive sectors of the country: agriculture, industry, commerce and services. INTECAP is present in the 22 departments of Guatemala with Training Centers or Departmental Divisions.

PREDECESSORS OF INTECAP
1888 National Agronomic School
1928 Industrial Technical Institute for Men
1955 Guatemalan Center for Industrial Development (CGDI)
1960 Center for the Promotion of Industrial Productivity (CFPI)
1964 Industrial Development and Productivity Center (CDPI)
1969 National Center for Development, Training and Productivity (CENDAP)

CGDI – GUATEMALAN CENTER FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

In Guatemala, in the years 1950 to 1952, the development of ideas and some pioneering experiences that increased knowledge and its implications in the field of attitudes, interests and behavior towards work was significant. These experiences and ideas should be considered precursors to those that gradually led to the emergence in 1955 of the «GUATEMALAN CENTER FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT». Located at 8a. Avenida 10-43, zone 1, Guatemala City. Subsequently, in May – June 1956 it was moved to the 6th. Avenida 5-34, zone 1 (next to the National Palace).

CFPI – INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTIVITY PROMOTION CENTER

In June of 1960, through a cooperation agreement between Guatemala and the United States of America, The INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTIVITY PROMOTION CENTER (CFPI) was created through financing from the International Development Agency (AID). of the United States of North America and the Ministry of Economy of Guatemala. The purpose of this entity was to stimulate the industrial development of the country through the increase of productivity and the promotion of investment.

CDPI – INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY CENTER

in May 1964, the CDPI was created, replacing the CFPI, as a decentralized state entity with functional autonomy, its own assets, private funds and capacity to operate for the achievement of its purposes. The financing of the CDPI is given through: an allocation of the State, a privative tax, payments and quotas from the private initiative and donations from the private initiative and from national or international institutions. Its main functions were to cooperate with the State and the private initiative to stimulate the economy, acting as a link between both sectors to promote productivity.

CENDAP – NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING AND PRODUCTIVITY CENTER

In October 1969 the CENDAP was created, to replace the CDPI. The CENDAP is integrated as a decentralized unit with a Board of Directors formed by: The Minister of Labor and Social Security, Minister of Economy, representatives from the Commercial, Industrial and Financing Association – CACIF (from its initial letters in Spanish), the General Secretariat of Economic Planning – SEGEPLAN (from its initial letters in Spanish), and representatives from the labor sector. The CENDAP is created to aim not only to the field of business productivity, but also to accelerated and massive training at the primary labor level, through professional or vocational training.

 

INTECAP believes in national identity, its respect and strengthening through innovative services provided with integrity and commitment. It was founded with the mission of increasing the labor and business productivity of Guatemala through the development and improvement of its human resource. It serves the diverse economic activities and all the occupational levels, besides collaborating directly with entities that promote the social and economic development of the country. Today, INTECAP uses the tools of the 21st Century, with infrastructure, equipment, machinery, technology and methodology to develop quality training in the three productive sectors of the country: agriculture, industry, commerce and services. INTECAP is present in the 22 departments of Guatemala with Training Centers or Departmental Divisions.