The Government of El Salvador, through the Ministry of Economy (MINEC), together with 14 educational institutions in the country, Amazon Web Services (AWS), launched the initiative “Cloud Skills for El Salvador”, which seeks to develop in young people technological skills demanded by the labor market and inspire them to innovate and build solutions.
The initiative is open to young people and teachers from the universities of the Consortium of Institutions of Higher Education for Economic Growth (CIESCE) – Doctor José Matías Delgado University, Francisco Gavidia University, Don Bosco University, José Simeón Cañas University, Catholic University of El Salvador , Gerardo Barrios University, Universidad de Oriente, Specialized Franciscan Higher School, in addition to the University of El Salvador, Polytechnic University of El Salvador, Mónica Herrera School of Communication, Christian University of the Assemblies of God, Technological Institute of Chalatenango and the National Technical Institute Industrial.
This free initiative, which hopes to reach 2,000 participants in the short term, is supported by the AWS Educate program and has 12 career paths in the cloud, with selected and open source content, as well as AWS promotional credits for learning . In addition, participants will have access to a job portal, technical training and professional development.
“For the Government of President Nayib Bukele it is important to prepare young people to face technological work challenges in the face of global trends and advances. In this way, MINEC promotes these synergies between private companies and government institutions, in order to achieve the objective of strengthening the quality and competencies of the human resources demanded by the productive sector and digital services of the country ”, highlighted the Minister of Economy, María Luisa Hayem.
“We congratulate the Government of El Salvador for its vision in this alliance, where young university students will be able to continue studying and acquiring new IT and cloud computing skills in these difficult times. We remain committed to the country and the entire region so that they can advance their digital transformation efforts” said Jeff Kratz, AWS General Manager of the Public Sector for Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada.
“Thanks to this alliance with Amazon Web Services, El Salvador has taken an important step in its modernization. With this program, thousands of students will learn to develop technological projects for the benefit of Salvadoran society and the world” said during the event the charge d’affaires of the United States Embassy, Brendan O’Brien.