Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19

by MAKAIA
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Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19
Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19
Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19
Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19
Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19
Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19
Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19
Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19
Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19
Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19
Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19
Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19
Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19
Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19
Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19
Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19
Coding Skills and Employment to overcome COVID-19

In the context of the economic revival that has been necessary to reactivate the country's economy, Academia Geek began in August 2021, the call for development training and web programming for young men and women between 18 and 30 years of age, Colombians or Venezuelan migrants, persons with disabilities , their carers and carers and over 40 years of age, who do not currently study or work and have a time disposition of approximately 6 hours

By November 2021, 2 official Front End groups have been formed with approximately 50 young people from different locations in Colombia, Bogota, Medellin, Soacha, Quibdo and among them a person with a disability who in 9 weeks will finish his training and will be ready to begin his employability process , which we accompany to manage to locate some of the companies in the TI sector that are interested in hiring our Geek talent.

In 2021, Academia Geek has managed to employ 35 young people in companies such as Electronic Security Management GSE, Autonomous Mind, Globant, PWC and Olympia TI, Where the average salary of this junior profile is of the average, and the employability rate of our Geek talent is 75% of our total graduates.

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Since we are facing the reality of Covid-19 around the world, we have had to change our relation with aspects like work,shooping and social interaction.

During 2021  we are promoving programing skills 100% virtual. Nowadays, we have 3 groups of youth who developed the bootcamp trought virtuality, and we are planning around 6 more groups during this year.

In June a group of 16 youth were certified as junior front-end developers. This group started an employability process to access better opportunities in the IT sector. Currently, 04 of them are working in companies related to technology and they are applying the knowledge that they acquire during the Bootcamp. 

We expect that during 2021 around 100 will be employed in IT sector work.

These jobs represent the started point in the programming area. We still working with other youth who are looking for alternatives in STEM to improve their living conditions.

¡Help us to promove a better living conditions!

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During 2020, Covid 19 presented us challenges as a society related to health and care, however, it also showed us the inequality in internet access and the need we have to develop digital skills.


This situation poses a great challenge to promote technology as an opportunity to solve needs in different contexts. At Makaia, we firmly believe in the need to create opportunities that give people different perspectives on technology.

Part of our achievements in 2020 was inclusion: 36 women are now front-end developers and 31 of them are working or studying in areas related to technology. We also had a version called Academia Geek Ser + Capaces, focused on people with disabilities who finish their training in January 2021.

In 2021 our goals are related to promoting the inclusion of women, Venezuelan migrants, and rural youth.

We hope that 2021 will be a year full of new opportunities!

Thanks for the support, toguether we are stronger.

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Since we are facing the reality of Covid-19 around the world, we have had to change our relation with aspects like work,shooping and social interaction.

Academia geek is not far from this reality. Since march we are promoving programing skills 100% virtual. Nowadays, we have 2 groups of youth who developed the bootcamp trought virtuality, one of them is finishing the course in september. 

In July group of 16 youth were certified as junior front-end developers. This group started an employability process to access better opportunities in the IT sector. Currently, 09 of them are working in companies related to technology and they are applying the knowledge that they acquire during the Bootcamp. All of them are working fron home.

These jobs represent the started point in the programming area. We still working with other youth who are looking for alternatives in STEM to improve their living conditions.

¡Help us to promove a better living conditions!

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Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
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