Georgia Tech and CINDE to Develop Skilled Tech Workforce in Costa Rica

The two institutes have designed new curricula after consulting with a number of multinationals in the country, with the aim to open up a slew of new jobs for Costa Ricans

June 19, 2018 | By GTPE Communications
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Large firms in Costa Rica are finding it hard to hire the right candidate for the job they are offering. To help generate skilled talent for the Central American country, Georgia Tech has signed an agreement with Costa Rican investment promotion agency, CINDE, to train the country’s young people in high demand technology areas such as analytics, cybersecurity, and data science. In addition, English language skills will also be taught.

CINDE says it designed the curricula after consulting the multinational companies operating in the country. The training program will not only increase the volume of skilled talent, but it will also open up a slew of new jobs for Costa Ricans.

The training program is not free, but the American university will deploy what CINDE describes as “high profile” professors for teaching.

“Georgia Tech Professional Education provides courses, certificate programs, and master’s degrees in STEM and business fields in a variety of formats to suit the diverse needs of learners worldwide,” said Nelson C. Baker, Dean at Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE).

Read the full article on Nearshore Americas.