Comfenalco and Google are offering scholarships to 120 students

The Comfenalco Family Compensation Fund announced that for Young people from Antioquia who aspire to professional training in new technologies have new opportunities through scholarships.

According to the announcement by Google’s Information Technology (IT) Training Program, which trains future professionals and seeks to narrow the training gap in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, this time 120 scholarships will be awarded to youth from the Abura Valley, the Near East and Europe.

Beneficiaries are persons between the ages of 18 and 29, with a Bachelor’s degree, technical or technical, who can apply until January 16, 2022 at, where they all meet the requirements to access the benefit.

The course was developed by Google through the virtual Coursera platform and led by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and operated by Comfenalco in Antioquia. Since the program began, in September 2020 so far, around 220 young people have been accredited

Google Comfenalco IYF Project Coordinator, Catalina Vila Ayala, explained that These scholarships are for young people of classes 1, 2 and 3 who are looking for work, who are not currently studying and interested in developing careers in information technology. He specified that they must have math skills and reading comprehension.

Those who apply and are preferred in the selection of this fifth group will receive an email notification, no later than January 21, 2022. They will be trained in IT through the Technical Institute of Comfenalco Antioquia and the Coursera platform, 100% virtual, which will give them the tools to gain more skills Responding to current technological challenges and business opportunities.

Jacqueline Muñoz Osa, a 20-year-old who has already received this scholarship, stresses that this training has helped her both professionally and personally. “It was a challenge for me, because I didn’t know much about technology. He emphasized that it was very important to acquire these skills to prepare for the jobs of the future.

Another young benefactor, Daniel Lopez, 22, pointed this out This course contributes to the project of life, in the present and in the future, Because it helps to understand what it means to be in the place of others. “The topic that caught my attention the most was digital hacking to protect ourselves from the dark arts and help other people who have fallen victim to cyber attacks. They trained us as future entrepreneurs not only with technological skills but also with ethical principles.”

Another advantage is that Comfenalco Antioquia has announced that it will accompany young people not only in academic training but also in the search for employment, through the Employment Agency, in companies that require IT profiles.

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