Education is the primary focus of our community activities.
In our education programs, we seek to foster inclusion and social and emotional development at the primary level, merit and technical skills in secondary schooling and enable opportunities for students to continue their studies at higher levels. Tenaris places special emphasis on technical education, to help develop the skills that would allow young people to pursue careers in the industrial world.
Our AfterSchool Program offers extra learning and enriching hours for primary students in the communities where we have our operations. The program provides three extra hours of non-formal education, four days a week. The program aims at increasing school attendance, improving academic performance and developing the social-emotional skills of the children who attend. The program serves more than 1,200 children in six countries.
The Merit Award program was established in 1959, and was initially intended to serve the children of Tenaris employees. In 2007 it was opened to all of the students in the communities in which Tenaris has operations. The recognition includes a financial grant, based on academic merit and engagement.
The Technical Gene program provides support for technical education around the world. Currently in place in Argentina, Romania, Brazil, Mexico, Italy and the USA, Technical Gene provides support for teacher and administrator development, equipment and on-the-job training for high-school students.
Roberto Rocca Technical School
Together with our affiliate Ternium, we are developing an international network of technical schools designed to provide quality education to uphold our industrial values of progress, quality, merit and effort. The first Roberto Rocca Technical School was built in Campana, Argentina and opened in March 2013.
Roberto Rocca Education Program
Started in 2005, this program offers scholarships for graduates and postgraduates to study applied sciences or engineering. The scholarships are awarded according to the applicant’s academic and professional achievements, leadership potential and commitment with the development of their countries.