Facebook unveils center to teach Brazilian coders, entrepreneurs

Facebook unveils center to teach Brazilian coders, entrepreneurs

Chamber Articles Category: Information Technology Post Date: 08/29/17 Source: Reuters By: Reuters
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Facebook Inc on Monday unveiled its first training center in Latin America for coders and entrepreneurs, encouraging technology careers for young Brazilians saddled with staggering unemployment after a deep economic crisis.

The company’s regional Vice President Diego Dzodan told Reuters the space in mid-town São Paulo, known as Estação Hack, will bridge the gap in Brazil between a tech sector hungry for skilled talent and an eager but untrained generation with time on their hands.

“Imagine the opportunity,” Dzodan said in an interview at Facebook’s Latin America headquarters. “You’ve got people without a job, so they can’t afford training. And yet there’s so much demand for positions that the market can’t fill.”

One in four Brazilians aged 18 to 24, most with more formal education than their parents, were unemployed at the start of the year, as the country’s worst downturn on record stunted the careers of a generation of young workers. Read Full Article