Through emerging tech such as digitization, automation and artificial intelligence, the future is certainly bright. Productivity gains, speed and convenience as well as a movement away from menial and dangerous jobs are all considered positive. Though if you ask many CEOs and HR leaders, they may say they feel blindsided by the downsides of these disruptive technologies. As these innovations are transforming the nature of work, millions will continue to be challenged to learn new skills and switch occupational categories if they are to fully participate in the new economy.
Building a workforce that is ready for this digital world will require significant, sustained, effort. The good news: advanced technologies are also unlocking a host of approaches that can accelerate, support and improve the effectiveness of capability-building efforts. And much of this training can be delivered in short, sharp bursts from Costa Rica...and deployed to the world.
1st in digital skills of its population in LATAM (WEF, 2019)
Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) chose Costa Rica as its 1st Center Outside Europe
$4.5 million grant towards a scholarship program to enhance capacities in STEM industries (MICITT, 2020)
in Computer Sciences on average in the last 5 years (CONARE, 2020)
Including new specializations at technical high schools for software development, IT networks, tech support, and digital design.
A rocket to Mars in 39 days
In addition to creating hydrogen technologies to reduce transportation pollution, one of AdAstra's flagship projects is a revolutionary invention to get a rocket to Mars in 39 days, using a plasma engine.
Setting the pace of new digital technology
Since 2014, Intel established a megalab here for its R&D division and testing their new products. This is the first time that Intel has decided to consolidate its laboratories in a single location, making this operation the first of its kind.
Creating value to Consider It Solved™
Technology and security professionals from Emerson are used to designing technical approaches by using shapes on network maps and schematics - typically detailing many layers, boxes and connections.
Developing smarter, scalable network infrastructure and electrical wiring
High skilled personnel and knowledge transfer has made it possible for Panduit to designs tools, fixtures and systems in the Costa Rican site, creating true ROI for this electrical and network industrial infrastructure global leader.
Collaborating to take on healthcare's greatest challenges
Medtronic, the world’s #1 medtech company, does biomedical engineering in Costa Rica through manufacturing of components for spine implants, addressing pain management for scoliosis and restoring health.
Accelerating businesses outcomes with comprehensive solutions, from edge to cloud.
HP Enterprise Costa Rica hosts the company’s first R&D Center out of the US since 2009. This unit called Intelligent Edge, is directed towards client-centered solutions for new networking products, design of embedded software for wireless equipment and data centers. Costa Rica also became the first ITO hub for the Corporation in the Americas in 2011.
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
We know that Costa Rica has become a major commercial destination for setting up innovative medical industry operations. The nation’s positive conditions for investment, particularly regarding qualified human talent, and strategic location, drove us to choose Costa Rica as the location to establish another manufacturing facility. We are convinced that this investment will allow us to continue to accomplish our mission of restoring health, alleviating pain, and extending the lives of more people in Costa Rica and around the globe.
We are pleased to invest more in our Costa Rican operations and to establish our company in the number-one free zone park in Latin America and the Caribbean. This expansion allows us to offer more services to our customers, while also providing additional capacity to support the exponential growth we are experiencing. Our operation in Costa Rica is a strategic component of Resonetics' global manufacturing network with strong engineering resources, wonderful productivity, and excellent infrastructure for advanced manufacturing.
The Samtec Costa Rica plant accounts for 20% of all company production worldwide. Costa Rica’s geographical location and political stability, and, of course, our people’s talent have made this plant not only the largest, in terms of production, but also the one geared for the corporation’s new products.
Intel and Costa Rica have evolved hand in hand in these two decades. The country is a strategic location for our services operations, and moreover, a location for additional valuable activities, such as research, design and development. We are an important part of the value chains, we actively contribute to a work process that complements the operations carried out in other parts of the world.
The growing demand for services from Costa Rica reaffirms our commitment to provide advanced automation solutions and to continue offering the best service to our customers from Costa Rica.