An engineer on the construction site

ImageSix months of intensive activity in various aspects of construction with SofoNic, has enriched the formal education of  Yosvany Díaz Cárdenas of CIDEM. A program of cooperation between the two institutions provides opportunities to connect science with practice, as well as international experience.  Yosvany returns to Cuba with a backback full of unforgettable experiences. He emphasized the importance of reducing the differences between the engineer and the mason. Each has something to contribute to their work together. The masons and apprentices in Nicaragua will never forget seeing Yosvany covered with mud during the rains, the same as themselves.

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