Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The Training Institute for Work of Quintana Roo (Icatqroo) is offering an additional 50 percent more classroom spaces for their upcoming summer courses, estimating the enrollment to be about 400 students.
Contrary to recent social media circulation where networks such as Facebook were reporting the classes have been suspended to due lack of interest, applications are coming in fast.
Claudio Padilla Medina, director of Icatqroo, said, “We have been serving many people just this month, having more than 350 students. They have arrived for interviews and assessments of programs such as certified massage, languages, pastry kitchen, etc., I can tell you what happened with the social networks was a mistake.”
Padilla Medina said that all the classes are still available and are supported by the Association of Hotels of the Riviera Maya, which has served as liaison in programs developed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
The requirements to enroll in most of the courses include a minimum age of 15, a photocopy of the birth certificate, photo ID, proof of address, most recent studies, Unique Key Population Registration (CURP) and two infant-sized photographs.
Foreigners can also enroll.
“For foreigners there is also room. They are asked to meet the basic standard requirements as well as provide a document certifying their stay in the country,” he said.
The deposit for each course ranges from between 200 and 400 pesos with the balance as a lump sum, due during the last two to three months.
Icatqroo address is 12th Street, between Avenues 90 and 95 of the Ejidal colony. Phone number is (984) 8592102.