Monterrey, NL.- In its second day of activities in Monterrey, Secretary of Commerce of the United States, Penny Pritzker and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Anthony Wayne attended the recognition ceremony of US- Mexico Lowe’s for its Social Responsibility program with Monterrey community.
Accompanied by the Mayor of Monterrey, Margarita Arellanes, officials lived with program beneficiaries Lowe’s which includes 30 students Regiomontano Special Education Center, AC (AC Cree), a school for children with special needs, and Primary Adolfo Prieto.
Subsequently, in a meeting with fellows ACCESS, the Ambassador Wayne congratulated another group of young Monterrey and urged them to continue developing their skills in the English language and computer, expecting to see future leaders emerge from this program offered by the Consulate in Monterrey in coordination with Cultural Relations . ACCESS is a scholarship program for underprivileged youth to learn English and acquire computer skills, with the goal of improving educational opportunities, they can pursue higher education and participate in international scholarship programs and student mobility.
During the ceremony the first year of implementation of ACCESS in Monterrey, Guillermo Femat Garcia, one of the fellows, addressed in English Ambassador telling him, «I’ve been blessed beyond my imagination to have this scholarship that I have not only helped financially it has opened doors for me in the future will allow me to become the best version of myself. Prior to this grant, my vision of a bright and successful future was not so bright, «said the excited boy.
«Now, I can honestly say my future looks as bright as the sun. I wish I had the perfect words to thank ACCESS but I know the best way to thank you for all who have allowed me to live is being good to our society and show them what I’ve learned from ACCESS, «said the young William in which Now is your second language.
For his part, Ambassador Wayne said the youth, «We are proud of their commitment to serve as a positive force for social change across the country. Please remember that you are the symbol of a brighter future, and that you are not only ambassadors of their country, but also of his generation, «said the U.S. official.
Later in the day, Ambassador Wayne attended the dinner organized by CAINTRA in Cintermex where Secretary of Commerce of the United States, Penny Pritzker and the Secretary of Economy of Mexico, Ildefonso Guajardo, served as keynote speakers at a dialogue with the industrial sector of the town.
In his last stop in the city, Ambassador Wayne visited the «Small Business Development Center» (SBDC) at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León. Just yesterday in Virginia, the George Mason University and the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), signed an agreement in which they pledged to form Development Centers Small Business that promote the economic development of both countries. agreement signed yesterday is the first of its kind in the continent and is part of the Small Business Network Initiative of the Americas (SBNA, for its acronym in English), announced by President Barack Obama during the VI Summit of the Americas in 2012. Yesterday, the deputy assistant secretary of state for Latin America, Roberta Jacobson, said, «This would enable entrepreneurs to get help on how to navigate the regulations (export), how best to sell their products in other cultures. Exports today are not just for the Fortune 500. Actually also have to be for small and medium enterprises. «Today in Monterrey, the Ambassador said,» that this is the first center of its kind in Latin America, clearly demonstrates the energy and dynamism that brings UANL this initiative. »
SBDCs offer assistance to small businesses in one location providing them with a wealth of information and guidance in easily accessible locations. Also, improve economic development through technical and administrative assistance to small businesses. The program is a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal and local governments.
Before leaving the city, on Friday afternoon, Ambassador Wayne said, «I am pleased to address many items in my view to Monterrey. The city and its people continue to impress me with his drive and strength. Every time I visit the «Sultana del Norte» I take great ideas of projects in which work to strengthen our bilateral relationship and nurtured. «