Most villages have both primary and secondary schools. Between 200 and 300 students in the High-Xingu finish secondary school every year, out of which, on average, 10 go to university. Based on discussions with local teachers and community members, there is a desire within the communities to learn and obtain professional training, but few have access to it. 

The Education and Training Program of the Institute has therefore the primary objective to offer short professional formations on selected themes to (1) respond to increasing demand from young people to obtain professional training; (2) respond to increasing needs in villages for specific skills and (3) create a pool of skills so that indigenous people can manage the Institute and its various sustainable development programs on the long run. 

Cacique Aritana, Tapi and other members of the communities identified following professional qualifications as lacking within the communities: health technicians, mechanics, electricians, IT-experts, and audio-visual technicians. The Institute plans an intake of approximately 100 students every year with a 12-week professional training program. The Institute will also eventually offer courses in agronomy, accounting and construction.

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Training of the Xingu populations.

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