Published Tuesday, April 13, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
The Ministry of Technology is offering scholarships in courses for training and certification in areas of technology such as innovation, data science, artificial intelligence and medical devices, among others.
This year, the ministry has 326 scholarships available for a total of $1.5 million. The money is being financed with a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
The fourth Industrial Revolution presents a new environment where technology will transform jobs, tasks and skills in the short term, the ministry said in its statement.
The eligibility requirements for applicants are for them to be Costa Rican or foreign residents, over the age of 18, high-school graduate and meet the requirements of each course.
According to Paola Vega, Minister of Technology, these scholarships open opportunities for people to train and meet the requirements of the industry. "We seek to support people to improve their profile to get a job and provide competitiveness to the country."
Costa Rica requires increasingly specialized human capital, according to José Ramón, representative of the bank. "These training support this path for men and women to develop new skills that help them work and through boot camps or international certifications meet the demand for talent from companies and attract investment to the country," he said.
The scholarships include virtual training with international certification, a flexible schedule, and training in the shortest possible time.
The 100% non-scholarship is established to cover the expenses of the people in the training.
The courses will be carried out with the boot camp modality, which is specialized, intensive and practice-focused programs. Among these are: Cymetria, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Design Thinking, Master Auditor of Medical Devices, a specialist in Devices of the European Union, a specialist in Software for Medical Devices, among many others.
To opt for one of the scholarships, people must visit the Ministry website and choose the course that they are interested in, the section in the Spanish language "Convocatoria Abierta", which means Open Training in the English language.
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