Antonio José Camacho
History and News
Instituto Tecnologico Municipal
Antonio Jose Camacho 1945
Special Edition February - May 2010
Antonio José Camacho
History and News
This edition is a special tribute honoring the 40 years that have passed since the University Institution
began its worked celebrated on march 2, 2010 at the municipal theatre in Santiago de Cali.
A tribute to the commitment and efforts to all the people who made part of this big formation, placement and
recognition process of the UNIAJC in The Valle del Cauca, its collaborators, professors, directives,
students and of course graduates (whom make part of our image in the most remarkable enterprises and
Let's notice that nowadays young people are being more and more attracted by technological and
audiovisuals media so we have lost some ground in regards of written language.
There fore our intention is to make people know by images and artistic representations (drawing,
caricature) the history and present of our institution.
We hope that you get to know the history and enjoy as much as we did of these pages.
COLLABORATION FOR THIS EDITION
On October the 10th 1933 thanks to
Antonio Jose Camacho's management
the first municipal school of arts and
trades was founded, the gold was to
form educated workers, experts on their
branched and able to be chiefs masters
of a workshop. On November the 13th
1933 the school began its educating
labors at the society service, to form the
first technical industrial personnel in the
city. This work would later become after
his dead and in his honor into the
Technical institute Municipal
Manufacturer Antonio Jose
Years later (1969) by Mister Tulio Ramírez' initiative, founder of the Universidad del Valle and former Technical
institute Municipal head master, the Electronic technology school was created, it began its labors with a provisional
license from the national department of education on march 2 1970 with 24 students. This school gave origin to the
Technological Institute by the Council of Santiago de Cali in the year of 1993.
In March, 2007 the Department of National Education authorized the change of academic character of the
Technological Municipal Institute Antonio Jose Camacho, from Technological Institution to University Institution.
During his existence it has formed over 1500 professionals in the different technological and professional careers
(Electronics, systems, and accounting) who now currently work in the best national and regional companies. It also
has participated in different national programs as that of Young people in Action (Summoned by the Presidency of
the Republic) in 2002.
In the same way as for facilities and infrastructure different changes have been made to improve the quality of the
given education, nowadays it counts with two Headquarters one in the northern part and other one in the southern
part, of the city. Likewise the agreements with different university entities have allowed the IUAJC to be recognized
by his academic excellence.
Antonio José Camacho
Jurist, educator and visionary of the industry
Antonio Jose Camacho was born on the 17
February 1895 in a modest house of the
neighborhood Vallano, a sector of Cali which
name gets lost in the spider webs of the time.
Pedro y Visitation's son.
He was 16 years old when he enlisted in
Santa Librada School in 1991. This
generation of boys did epoch for his zeal of
wisdom in a moment in which the country was
trying to go out of the lag in which his frequent
civil wars had plunged it.
His education suffered all the vicissitudes to
which every man who is born with the will to
crown his goals, in the middle of the poverty is
exposed. In 1914 he got a scholarship to
study in the major College of Our lady of the
Rosario, in Bogota. In 1927 the Universidad
Libre gave the title of Doctor of Law, social
sciences and politics.
Back in Cali, and with desires to serve his
people, there was named by Buga's Top
Court judge of the circuit of Cartago.
His worry was such for the education of the
youth, that being a councilman of Cali he
presented a project to create a nursery of
education of arts and trades, in which the
young persons, whose economic level was
not allowing them to deal university studies,
could be educated.
That's how the Municipal School of arts and
trades was created, which has given the fruits
that have been established as some of the
best institutions of the department.
He died in the fullness of his powers, 50 years
after age, May 18, 1945.
Source: El Tiempo Special Edition
3 100 characters of the XX Century Infivalle
Famous promoter, first
rector of the Univalle
and agent of our institution.
He was born in the Union (Valle) in 1968. He finished
his secondary studies in 1920, in the Normal School
of the Valle and, since then, he performed
educational activities in diverse educational
He occupied charges directly related to the education
between which it is necessary to stand out:
Departmental Secretary of the Valle del Cauca,
member of the Managerial Advice of the Santa
Librada College, Founder and Rector of the
Gymnasium of West and The Director of the
Technical Top Institute Antonio Jose Camacho.
In July, 1959 he was received as New Numerary
Partner of the Academy of History of the Valley of the
Cauca. Citizen dedicated without pause to the
companies of culture and of collective service.
Since his graduation Don Tulio Ramirez was in touch
with the vallecaucana youth, as The Director of
Education, as University Rector, and as a great
manager of the educational culture.
zerímaR oiluT He died on November the 22 1985 at the age of 87.
...Some of people who nowadays belong to our
institution answered the following questions,
in honor to the 40th Anniversary.
“...please they collaborate us
with some questions...
We continue with our tribute, we have selected 3. How have you seen the young people's
some currents members from directives to evolutions that have gone trough the institution
students (since we are a part and we bring agreat academic wise and overall?
deal of success to the IUAJC) to answer a few
questions about the process that they have 4. Mention a positive and a negative aspect of the
witness, the institution advances and the young IUAJC
people who have been a part of it.
5. Do you have any anecdotes (funny, comical) to
1. How long ago have you been a part of the tell us that has taken place in the institution?
6. On the 40th. Anniversary what is your biggest
2. What do you think is the most important present to the institution?
accomplishment that the institution has fulfilled
since you started working in it? In the near pages you will these interviews with
the respective images that complement them.
Current head master of the institution: been an increase in the young population which
has brought healthy happiness to the youth.
1. I've worked here for 40 years. I started as a
Warehouseman. 4. Positive aspect: the institution's growth which
allows improving the physical plant among others.
2. Academic: transformation to university Negative aspect: we need major economic
Institution (important status) municipal, governmental and managerial support.
Social: stratum 1 and 2 graduates, opportunities to
improve their life quality. 5. Anecdote: one day the Major was supposed to
visite the institution but instated he arrived at the
3. There is an evolution in the type of population Camacho Perea School (5 years ago).
thanks to the new schedules, until the year 2000
there was only Night schedule. With the Opening of 6. Present to the institution: constant work and
the Diurnal and Weekends schedules, there has deliver the name of the institution.
English teacher from the institution as well as others Quantity per class room.
Positive aspect: Extension of the physical
1. I've worked in the IUAJC since the year 2008 up plant, south headquarters. Negative aspect:
until now. The students' Quantity per class room.
2. The institution's most important achievement of is 5. An occasion three doormen did not allow
the technological advance and the physical plant. me to enter because they did not know me
and it did not have the proper ID. Then they
3. The evolution to academic level of the young me did not believe that I was a teacher.
people has been improving its quality. And in another occasion they said to me "
today there is no class " only the
4. Positive aspect: Extension of the physical plant, administrative teachers can enter and I had
south headquarters. Negative aspect: The students' to call my boss so that they would let me in.
6. All these are the presents to UNIAJC in
company with my students
- The 1st English e-Magazine: A 40 years
Homage (First Edition).
- Sowing Values: UNIAJC values
- Who wants to be millionaire? An
innovative proposal to review English
- Art & Style FAKAMI: a students’ enterprise
- UNIAJC Languages Resource Center
- Disaster Prevention Guide: A contribution
to the institution safety.
- My English Notebook. UNIAJC ENGLISH
- Institutional Pins: A proposal for the
publicity of the institution.
- UNIAJC contributing to preserve the
- UNIAJC bracelet.
- UNIAJC On the Path To Bilingualism: A
lecture about the retrospective Look and
Tendencies in the language department”.