Consolidation of our educational policy

The IES Emilio Campuzano of Bilbao will visit Itsasalde Residential to spot check its theoretical training. We, again, offer our experience and expertise at the service of new professionals; a commitment to future generations.

October, the students of the final year of the Higher Degree in Building of the IES Emilio Campuzano of Bilbao will visit the apartments that Viuda de Sainz is rising in the Itsasalde residential complex opposite the port of Santurtzi.

Our company establishes in this way the line of action starting this 2014/15 course with the Basque Country University within the Higher Level of Engineering as, and in a completely altruistic way, give in to the training of future professionals in the sector of Civil Engineering, Construction and Industrial Construction, our knowledge, facilities, projects and know-how of our professionals. This upcoming 2015/16 academic year, we will share our experience in the reconstruction of infrastructure, particularly in the Urbi bridge between Galdakao and Basauri and the channeling of the Nerbioi River with the Basque Country University.

Commitment with the Basque Country University

Last May, students of the final year of the School of Mining Engineering and Public Works of the Basque Country University tested the knowledge acquired in class work at Itsasalde Residential composed of 111 subsidized housing units and 80 homes priced at the Biscayne town of Santurtzi that we are carrying out.

The initiative, -which will have its continuity on this 15/16 academic year with students of the IES Emilio Campuzano and a month later, the visit to the Urbi bridge reconstruction with the Basque Country University-, which found that the works of this size and complexity are scarce, which can be displayed as a practical example to students of the last step of their grade.

“As senior students, they have seen from a theoretical point of view aspects of foundations, structure, walls, plants, geology, stakeout … areas all contained in the work of Itsasalde, something that suits them for testing classroom learning, ” explained the professor of mechanical engineering, Marcos Uriarte, manager of the visit and that accompanied the future thirteen engineers.

This practical example was a great value, as students faced the stage of integration into the labor market, according to the teacher of the Basque Country University.

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A new collaboration

The current I.E.S. Emilio Campuzano of Bilbao has its origin in the School of Arts and Crafts, at the initiative of the mayor of Bilbao Pablo de Alzola, and having as Lead Sustaining entities, the Provincial Council of Biscay and the Bilbao´s City Council, was inaugurated on February 10, 1879.

The School of Arts and Crafts was installed in the former College of San Andrés, now home to the Basque Museum, where it remained until its transfer during 1910 to 1911 the building of the Hospital de los Santos Juanes in Atxuri, vacant at that time by the Hospital transfer to its present location in Basurto.

To the initial subjects of arithmetic, geometry, linear drawing and figure, etc … they were added their own artistic disciplines and vocational training in various branches and levels: Industrial drawing, modeling and carving, Set, Machine Tools, Carpentry Topography, Corporate Training …

That 1902-1903 course it was inaugurated the Section of Foremen teaching, and during 1907-1908, at night schedule, the English Language. In 1932 it became the School of Work and Arts and Crafts, moving in 1938 to the building that the Provincial Council had in Etxebarri.

At the initiative of a group of Graphic Arts businessmen of Bilbao, in 1954 the Department of Graphic Arts was created, highlighting the technical and economic contribution of Grijelmo´s family.

Quality Commitment

As one of the oldest centers of the Villa, the IES Campuzano has made a commitment to education and progress, serving as a bridge between education and the workplace. And it has been rolling out an active and innovative leadership, involved in the Model of Total Quality Management, and the ongoing quest for continuous improvement, which has given to the Organization versatility and a competitive spirit, flexibility and open-mindedness enough to provide valid solutions in the three vocational training subsystems.