On November 22 of this year, the Ministry of Economy, specifically from the Knowledge Economy Secretariat, chaired by Ariel Sujarchuk, launched the course Argentina Program 4.0which consists of a series of Programming and Testing courses whose purpose is to train 70,000 people in software.
Today, the so-called Secretariat of Knowledge reported that more than 40,000 people throughout the country enrolled in the courses of Argentina Program 4.0. 13,128 students began to be educated through the course “Introduction to Programming” at the University of La Punta (ULP), in the province of San Luis; 25,660 students are in the “Introduction to Programming” and “Introduction to Quality Assurance” courses at Egg Education; finally, some 1,500 students are in “Introduction to Programming and Data Training and Artificial Intelligence”, at the University of Buenos Aires (lalab).
The establishments that offer free courses of Argentina Program 4.0 of the Knowledge Economy are the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), the National Technological University (UTN), the San Martín National University (Unsam), the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI), the Fundación Telefónica Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft. In addition to instructing the applicants, the aforementioned AWS and Microsoft also participate as companies in which graduates can develop.
Initially, the technological program aims to train 70,000 people in software-related tools. For it The new version was released on November 22, opening 250,000 vacancies for applicants who score six or more on the entrance exam. It was reported that the only basic requirements were to have a computer with internet access, have completed secondary school and be an Argentine resident.
Secretary Sujarchuk explained that “Argentina Program 4.0 It is the most ambitious training investment program in recent times. This is a political decision to invest in education, in production, in the capacity that the Knowledge Economy has, mainly in the future of Argentines.” Likewise, It is also known from the information from the Economy that the technology sector has a deficit of qualified personnel estimated at 10,000 searches per year.
Words of Sergio Massa
The Minister of Economy of the Nation, Sergio Massa, spoke in favor of the initiative through the following statements: “There are more than 120,000 Argentine men and women who enrolled in Argentina Program 4.0 to have a place in the labor market, create value, access a better future and sell our work to the world”. The minister’s goal is that “in less than 48 hours, more than 200,000 people sign up to be part of an industry that grows day by day and needs our talent.”
In the more than 40 academic units that will give the 77 courses for 9 months, it will be possible to take them in person, virtually, synchronously, and asynchronously, guaranteeing opportunities for more people to join and no one is left out,” Massa asserted.