Digital House, Globant and Mercado Libre are making 1,000 100% scholarships available for Latin America – including Ecuador – so that more people can be trained in key digital knowledge and skills and make it easier for them to find work in any industry.

This program, called Certified Tech Developer, started in December 2020 and now these companies are renewing their commitment to Latin American talent by announcing a new program of 1000 100% scholarships to train developers from Ecuador, Uruguay, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Mexico. No prior knowledge of technology is required to take the exam.

Globant points out that there is a great need for profiles with programming knowledge and states that according to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), it is estimated that by 2025 there will be a shortage of more than 1,000,000 programmers in Latin America. “Only in Ecuador it is already being talked about because of the lack of more than 9,000 programmers every year”.

In this context and with the aim of helping as many students and professionals as possible to get the best training for a successful entry into the so-called knowledge economy, Digital House, Mercado Libre and Globant will award scholarships in these six countries of the region: Mexico, Uruguay, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

“Globant ranks Ecuador as one of the markets with the most projections in the region. These 1,000 scholarships that we offer with Mercado Libre and Digital House are a reflection of our commitment to the country and are based on building bridges so that more people can join the most flourishing industry in the region and the world,” Víctor Valle said. managing director Global Ecuador.

The program began in 2020 in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and Chile, and has received more than 170,000 registrations in the region since its launch, with more than 6,000 active students and more than 1,000 graduates.

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