IBM Expands In Costa Rica. Pledges to Help Education.

by Director of Intergalactic Communications and Marketing on May 11, 2012

Up to 1,000 new employees will be hired by IBM in Costa Rica in the next two years. Investment of us$300 million over the next ten years, will solidify Costa Rica as a strategically important for the giant technology company.

In addition to immediate employment opportunities, IBM has committed resources to improve educational opportunities.

Their goal will be to improve knowledge and access to specialized software to improve training ande ducation. Four main areas will be targeted: cyber security, cloud computing, data storage and business analytics. The purpose of the IBM University Program is to provide students with new information technology skills that are in high demand in Costa Rica.

“The Ministry of Science and Technology is fully committed to aligning academia and the IT industry for development in strategic areas such as digital technology. The articulation between academia and industry will provide the opportunity to improve technical and higher education in more advanced skills of computing science and technology. This initiative, I am sure, will have full support from the main public and private educational institutions, which will allow our human capital to strengthen the competitiveness of Costa Rica for its future development.”

said Alejandro Cruz, Costa Rica Minister of Science and Technology.

 

“Strengthening our skills and access to new technologies, such as the ones used by IBM, will improve the country’s competitiveness as a location for foreign direct investment. It will portray our country as more innovative and open to learning new technologies, setting us apart from our regional competitors and raising us up to the highest level worldwide.”

said Gabriela Llobet, CINDE Director General.

“The IBM University Program is aimed at meeting the needs that arise from the rapidly changing and complex world of information technology. Our mission is to work jointly with faculties to improve and increase the competitive IT workforce in Costa Rica in line with our goal to develop new skills for the twenty-first century and a Smarter Planet.”

 

said James Rutledge, IBM Vice President, Latin America Global Delivery and Costa Rica Site.

Source: http://www.insidecostarica.com/dailynews/2012/may/11/costarica12051103.htm

photo by: Wimox

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