Boeing has formed a partnership agreement with Brazil to help improve training on welding and other materials-joining technology critical to building ships and oil rigs.
Boeing Brazil President Donna Hrinak and Pernambuco Gov. Eduardo Campos inked the memorandum of understanding in Recife on Wednesday, paving the way for partnerships with technical institutions and universities in the northeastern Brazilian state, Boeing reported Wednesday.
“This partnership with the state of Pernambuco is a good example of how we can bring the technology and expertise of aerospace to other industries,” Hrinak said.
TWI Ltd based in the U.K. well help Boeing and Pernambuco provide the manufacturing and engineering aspect to the training programs for the participating entities, which include the Federal University of Pernambuco, the National Service for Industrial Training and the National Institute of Materials Joining and Coating Technologies.
“This program supports Pernambuco’s economic development strategy by expanding education and opportunities for the long-term growth of our people and our economy,” Campos said.
“We look forward to a productive collaboration with Boeing in this important endeavor.”