"Irrespective of their expected level of automation adoption, multinational companies in Costa Rica see a significant need for their workforce to upgrade their skills and continue to learn and adapt throughout their working lives. Establishing a culture of lifelong learning across most sectors has always been in the immediate agenda as the change most needed for developing the workforce of the future.
The full benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution can be realized and broadly shared only if the workforce is provided with adequate opportunities for continuous training and is fully engaged in the processes of designing and implementing exponential technologies and changing work systems.
+200 internships posted on a yearly basis in high-tech areas
are part of The Talent Place, CINDE's internship community and lifelong learning free recruitment platform
retooled and reskilled yearly, through Skills4Life program, aimed to improve employability via technical, language and soft skills.
benefited from Tools For Success English & Portuguese scholarship during 2019, increasing availability of bilingual interns to multinational companies
offer bootcamps for other companies for knowledge transfer (Moody's Analytics, P&G and Boston Scientific)
and 5 working groups involving triple helix organization models with MNC's, government and academia towards open innovation and best practice sharing
through Future Up CINDE's artificial intelligence-based digital employment orientation platform to predict and recommend lifelong learning paths to impact 50,000+ users
over the last 4 years in specialized contents such as Innovation, Interaction design, Medical devices, Cybersecurity, and Leadership through CINDE’s International Strategic Academic Alliance program, with international universities
Creating intelligent customer experiences
Since 2007, Sykes Academy in Costa Rica has provided technical education and English improvement scholarships to students, employees and people with interest and aptitude for technology to gain new skills for the works of the future. In 2019, the Academy had a total of 3,156 students enrolled and, through a partnership with the Ministry of Labor, 1,686 people were trained in English.
Dedicated to every client's success
IBM's cloud-based learning platform powered by Watson artificial intelligence led to an average of 57 hours of learning per employee per year, through achieving a lifelong learning experience and positioning them for the emerging roles of the future.
Unlocking the power of data
When unlocking the power of data to create opportunities, Experian has understood that investing in new technologies, talented people and innovation is a no brainer. That is why E-learning and tuition reimbursement are just a couple of programs Experian Costa Rica implements for its people.
Creating technology that makes life better
In a world that changes so fast, we all need to be prepared for the future and continuous learning plays an important role. HP Inc Costa Rica not only emphasizes that within it’s employees so they can be ready for future opportunities, but also help creating that culture among the communities where they live, work and operate.
Creating opportunities through technology
Investing in the potential of Costa Rican talent, Microsoft has impacted over 2 million students through technology, 22,000 teachers trained through the Partners in Learning program, and 12,000 entrepreneurs benefiting from the BizSpark program.
Learning has been a cornerstone of our society since 1870 when education became free and mandatory. We will continue to invest where it matters the most: our people.
We embrace challenges, learn rapidly and welcome opportunities. A nation governed in peace with a solid long-standing democracy that stands behind health, education and the pursuit of self-development.EXPLORE MORE +40 active talent developing programs with universities and technical institutions based on companies' needs
In a world that changes so fast, we all need to be prepared for the future and continuous learning plays an important role. HP Inc not only emphasizes that within our employees so they can be ready for future opportunities but also help creating that culture among the communities where we live, work and operate.
Costa Rica clearly and unequivocally looks at education as a way to drive social and economic development of its inhabitants. Academic and productive actors often come together to align on how to produce targeted skills to meet the demand of companies. Costa Ricans are constantly for opportunities to learn new things, this enables not only knowledge transfer processes but also creates a very conducive environment to drive change.
We are clear about the challenges our industry has and we believe that investing on training human talent for the sustainability of our business and for strengthening the whole sector, the social mobility, and to increase the country’s competitiveness. We are happy to have a positive impact in many people’s life through our English Academy and to promote their skills for being hired in new jobs that will let them grow and project themselves
This year we celebrated 26 years in Costa Rica, investing in the potential of Costa Rican talent and the country itself. Over these years Microsoft has supported local entrepreneurship, education and technology companies that have become part of its ecosystem.