Government promotes insertion of women from the interior in the information technology sector

Government promotes insertion of women from the interior in the information technology sector

The Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS) presented, this Tuesday the 16th, the project Women in the Information Technology Sector, to train some 200 people over 18 years of age from Colonia, Maldonado, Paysandú, Río Negro, for six months. Rivera, Salto, San José and Soriano. The pre-selection will be carried out by the public employment centers (CEPE) and will be formed by companies in the sector.

Participating in the launch, held at the Maldonado Municipal Campus, were the National Director of Employment, Daniel Pérez; the general director of Social Development of the Municipality of Maldonado, Miguel Plada, the director of the Uruguayan Chamber of Information Technologies (CUTI) Aníbal Gonda and the manager of the Uruguayan Agency for International Cooperation (AUCI), Claudia Romano.

On the occasion, Pérez indicated that the MTSS plans to expand this pilot project to the entire national territory, after an evaluation of its results. In addition, she explained that the proposal seeks to include women in the information technology (IT) sector, with a tutorial system, and that companies will be responsible for training in the field.

The hierarch also reported that the people who participate in the training will receive financial support and that the firms will be able to access subsidies for the hours allocated to teaching, in addition to the benefits established in Law No. 19,973, on Employment Promotion, promulgated in August 2021. “What we seek is to generate synergies between the private and public sectors, in order to offer this new possibility, which, moreover, is a project that articulates many actors,” he stressed.

Romano highlighted the role of the AUCI in the involvement of the European Union (EU) to finance the project, which will cost around 122,000 dollars. He added that the purpose of this training is to generate hard skills, in the specific theme of programming and software testing (testing), and soft, teamwork and work habits, among others. “The idea of ​​this program is to accompany women so that they can enter a sector that is growing more and more,” she stressed.

Meanwhile, Gonda considered that the sector, which employs 15,000 people, should strengthen the female presence in its positions, due to its high growth and the need for talent.

Women in the Information Technology Sector is a project promoted by the MTSS, through the National Employment Directorate, in agreement with the CUTI and the departmental governments, within the framework of the Ease of Development in Transition initiative, promoted by the AUCI together with the EU. Presidency

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