Banco Santander and Immune Technology Institute launch 1000 scholarships for online digital skills training

The ‘Santander Technology Scholarships | Exclusive digital experienceAdditional training will enhance participants in new skills related to data science technologies.

The call for these scholarships, aimed at students, professionals and anyone interested in legal age, will be open until December 17 and can be requested at www.becas-santander.com.

Madrid, October 28, 2021 – Press release
Banco Santander, through Santander Universities, has launched a new scholarship program in collaboration with the Institute of Immunology, the aim of which is to help improve employment prospects for those who need to enter the labor market or those who wish to improve their professional training with new skills related to core data science technologies .

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2020 shows that Spain is still below the European average in terms of people’s digital skills, and despite its improved scores, nearly half of Spain’s population still lacks basic digital device skills and 8% They never did. They used the Internet. Added to this is the gender gap that still exists in this area; There is a higher proportion of women with low and basic digital skills than men in general in almost all age groups both in Spain and at the European level, according to a report on Gender Indicators in Digital Society 2021 prepared by the National Observatory for Technology and Society. In addition, the low proportion of women trained in technology disciplines and the minority of women working as tech professionals shows us that there is still a lot to be done when entering the increasingly tech job market, where many profiles of technologists are required. in the new digital economy.

In this context and in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030, 1,000 beneficiaries will benefit from ‘Santander Technology Scholarships | Exclusive digital experienceThey will have the opportunity to receive training to improve their digital skills and learn about data science topics and tools.

The program will consist of completing a 15-hour online internship, which students will be able to complete over nine weeks, designed by Universia España and institute of immunotechnology. The training consists of six modules that will deal with the relationship of data science with the rest of the fields or their impact on digital transformation, through programming, data visualization or decision-making, with a special focus also on the general skills you must possess. Technology specialist, data science-related jobs, or training and development plans to become a data scientist, among other topics.

At Banco Santander we want to highlight once again the importance of continuous training, commitment to re-training and additional training in new digital skills to enhance the employability of young people and all those who wish to advance in their careers, and we believe that the best way to do this is in tandem with leading and relevant companies Experience is like the Institute of Immunology in this case‘, has highlighted Susana Garcia EspinelDirector of the Universities of Santander and the University of Spain.

Students and professionals residing in Spain or any interested party over the age of 18 can participate in the programme, who can process their application through www.becas-santander.com.

Banco Santander and its support for higher education
Banco Santander, a leader in responsible banking, maintains an unwavering commitment to inclusive and sustainable progress and growth with a pioneering and consolidated commitment to higher education that it has developed through Santander universities for 25 years and sets it apart from other financial institutions in the world. The entity has allocated a total of more than 2,000 million euros and awarded more than 630,000 scholarships and grants since its launch.

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