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Multinational companies will impart more than 40 free specialized courses in academic institutions

Multinational companies will impart more than 40 free specialized courses in academic institutions

Initiative is promoted by CINDE with the purpose of strengthening current academic programs.

Courses will relate to Business Administration, Accountancy, Information Technologies, Engineering and soft skills.

San Jose, Costa Rica, August 12, 2015. Eight multinational companies will give free technical talks, seminars and online courses in order to strengthen specialized expertise in students and professors of academic institutes.

Under the name “Academy Training Portfolio” the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) encouraged this initiative that brings companies closer to academic centers benefiting future professionals and professors.

Project management, supply chain, market research, Excel, web front end basics, JavaScript intermediate, cybersecurity, cloud IT services, analytical skills, coaching, among others, are part of the courses that will be available for those academic institutes that wish to implement them in their learning centers.

Vanessa Gibson, Corporate Development and Investment Climate Director of CINDE, said “part of the benefits that multinational companies bring to the country is the knowledge transfer; since they operate in a highly competitive global market, companies require trained personnel. This is why the Academy Training Portfolio will provide updated knowledge to the students and professors whose institutes decide to adopt the initiative we present today”.

In order to implement these courses/workshops, interested academic institutions must contact CINDE through a digital tool called The Talent Place, in the section and fill out a digital form requesting the development of these trainings in their facilities. The courses/workshops will begin once the institutions reach the companies’ requirements.

More than 40 courses/workshops/technical talks will be given by eight leader companies from different sectors: Accenture, Boston Scientific, Copal Amba, IBM, National Instruments, Procter andamp; Gamble, SKIM Group and UST Global.

For more information about the available courses or their process of implementation, please visit the section “Courses for academia” at