About the initiative
Programming is power!
In the knowledge economy, there are many opportunities that require people to learn skills in tech in order to take advantage of them. The Certified Tech Developer program aims to fill this gap by offering tech training courses to young people in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay. The initiative is conducted by an alliance of three international companies: Mercado Libre, Globant, and the edtech organization Digital House. In addition to being one of the program cofounders, Mercado Libre offers scholarships for low-income applicants, women and other historically excluded groups.
How it works
The training course is expected to be completed in 24 months (full-time students), and is conducted through live online classes. It aims to teach the top skills that big tech companies are looking for today. Training allows students to get their first job and earn attractive salaries, even during their first academic year, without the need for a university degree.
Implementing agile methodologies, the program accelerates learning focusing on practice during class time, and theory study at home. Topics addressed are classified as follows:
- Digital fundamentals, such as front-end, infrastructure, and databases.
- Core soft skills for the tech industry, such as teamwork and collaboration, time management, and assertive communication.
After completing 1,300 hours in class and 2,200 hours for the whole training process (including class time), students are granted a Tech Degree majored in front-end or back-end.
Over 6400 students
Over 6400 students enrolled in the program Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay.
260 new scholarships in Colombia.
260 new scholarships in Chile.
385 new scholarships in Uruguay.
150 new scholarships dedicated to Black people in Brazil.
4 scholarships for participants of Conectadas with 100% coverage.
Over 170 thousand
Over 170 thousand enrolled since launch.