People from Colombia, Argentina and Brazil will be able to participate in the project that Mercado Libre and Globant launched this Friday to offer 2,500 scholarships of 95 percent to be part of the Certified Tech Developer program at Digital House .
The initiative promoted by the two companies seeks to encourage greater job placement for young people in Latin America in the technology industry. The program lasts two years and the beneficiaries will receive training in technical knowledge in the technology sector , as well as soft skills to facilitate applications in the labor market.
The training will be carried out by Digital House through an academic concept focused on agile methodologies and practice orientation, in order for the student to gain experience in the processes.
Likewise, it includes seminars, master classes and portfolios of real projects, which will be qualified by specialists from the two companies . After completing the two years of training, the beneficiaries will be able to choose between two orientations: Frontend Specialist or Backend Specialist.
Mercado Libre and Globant hope with this program to train 10,000 people in the region in the coming years.
“We are facing a unique opportunity in the world. The technology industry is growing exponentially and this program is the organic response to what the market needs: talent with the desire to learn about technology and to make an impact in the sector ”, stated Martín Migoya, CEO and co-founder of Globant.
On the other hand, Marcos Galperin, CEO and founder of Mercado Libre, assured that “Certified Tech Developer is a career that will have a very important job opportunity. It is not for a specific sector of an industry, but this will serve all sectors of the economy. The possibilities are enormous so that all interested can take advantage of it ”.
Those interested may enter the website https://www.digitalhouse.com/latam/beca/certifiedtechdeveloper and fill out a form with personal data, such as name, surname, email, telephone number and country. The application process is open from this Friday, December 4.
Participants do not need to have prior programming knowledge. The only requirement is to have completed high school, be over 16 years old and pass an introductory test to computational thinking and an assessment of cognitive skills, which will be carried out virtually, once the initial registration is completed.
The evaluation of the information provided by the registrants will begin from December 22 andOn March 1, the winners will be notified, who will receive the information by email.