The National Government uncovered one of its letters on Wednesday to promote the massive development of programming training, Through which it seeks to expand employment and growth opportunities for Colombians and reduce the deficit of human talent in IT skills.
(ICT and Telecommunications pre and post pandemic).
This is Mission TIC 2022, which will be led by the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (MinTIC), developing a massive programming training strategy.
The ICT Mission 2022, which was presented by President Iván Duque and ICT Minister Karen Abudinen, will benefit 100,000 citizens in the next two years, who will develop specific skills related to information technology, especially in software development and programming.
Those chosen as beneficiaries of this program will learn different programming languages and English. In addition, they will develop skills such as teamwork, perseverance and professional ethics, which will make it easier for them to perform optimally in the world of work, whether through an enterprise or a job in an organization.
(This year, 220 companies will be able to benefit from a new ICT program).
“With Mission TIC 2022 we began to mark a transformative milestone forever in our country. This is the great bet for a new generation of Colombians. We are proposing to train 100,000 programmers by 2022, who will have the ability to participate in projects of Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Robotics and also integrated management of relational databases. ; all linked to a digital economy process that is growing exponentially in the world. With this mission, Colombia is making the greatest transformation of human training for the country to lead the process of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Latin America”, Said President Iván Duque (See full speech below).
For her part, Minister Karen Abudinen highlighted that: “We are changing lives with the strategic use of technologies. We continue working continuously so that connectivity brings more opportunities to Colombians. President Duque, you entrusted me with the task of building, with the private sector and entrepreneurs, a programming training program to reach 100,000 Colombian citizens. With this initiative, unprecedented in the country, we are opening doors for our young people and, in general, Colombians to access the training of the skills that are already required. We will meet that goal in two years. We are in the race of opportunities and that is why we have called this program Mission TIC 2022 “.
The call will be open from this August 19, until the 28 of the same month. Those interested can consult more information and access the requirements at www.misiontic2022.gov.co or on the MinTIC web portal www.mintic.gov.co calls section and at www.talentodigital.gov.co
KEY DATES OF THE CALL
• Registration open from August 19 to 28, 2020.
• The data validation will be carried out between August 28 and 31 to establish the list of those summoned to the entrance test, which will take place between September 2 and 4.
• The 2,500 people who meet the requirements and have the best score will be part of the pilot for the training, from September 14 to December 20, 2020
• 2,500 people will benefit from the pilot test.
• People who cannot access this first stage of training during 2020, in 2021 can make their presentation to the second stage with the start of training in April 2021.
• The third and final phase of the project will be in 2022 and will benefit 47,500 people.
SPEECH BY PRESIDENT DUQUE AT THE PRESENTATION
“Well, I want to start by thanking Diana for her presence here today at the Casa de Nariño, because this is a space where we are marking history for our country. ICT Minister Karen Abudinen, thank you very much. Minister of Education, María Victoria Ángulo, thank you very much. Doctor Víctor Muñoz, Presidential Advisor for Digital Transformation and Economic Affairs. My regards to so many leaders in the technology sector who are virtually accompanying us today.
You have heard the underlying message: ‘ICT Mission 2022’. What does this mean? This means that today we begin to mark a transformative milestone for our country forever, and it is the great bet for a new generation of Colombians. We are aiming to train 100,000 programmers by 2022. One hundred thousand Colombians who will have the ability to participate in artificial intelligence, internet of things, cloud computing, robotics and integrated database management projects. relational data. All linked to a digital economy process that is growing exponentially in the world.
We are talking about technologies for finance, which is known as Fintech. We are talking about technologies for health. We are talking about technologies for education. We are talking about technologies for entertainment, culture, the orange economy. We are talking about technologies for transportation. We are talking about technologies for security.
For this reason, the bet we are making today is that many young people, 100,000 young Colombians, by 2022, will have those skills so that they can be employed in the opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution.
A great expert, Richard Haass, said a few weeks ago that we are witnessing, today in the midst of this pandemic, the greatest technological acceleration in history. He said: yes, the pandemic brings us health, social, and economic effects, but the concept of the word resilience also brings immense opportunities. Never has the world made so much progress in digital education, as it has in the last five months. Never has the world advanced so much in health technologies, as it has happened in the last five months, where telemedicine and home consultation have become a preponderant factor. Never before has there been so much progress in online payments, in electronic commerce, as we have seen in the last five months all over the planet.
That opportunity that is born today is the one that we want to materialize, Minister Karen and Minister María Victoria. And how do we want? First, as a team. This is a job in the public sector, but also in the private sector and academia, where we intend from the double degree in high school to start making transcendental changes, and in that the Sena is accompanying us, so that in these two years they are many young people who may have the option of graduating in one hand with a bachelor’s degree and in the other hand with the certification of being a programmer.
Of course, we hope that these skills will also be developed with companies that are producing technological transformations in our country. We have seen it with multi-service platforms, But we are also seeing it in other sectors, and these companies are not only going to contribute to the training of programmers but are also going to employ them.
So the great leap is that 100,000 young Colombians are left with the best skills to do multilanguage programming in technological terms, and make Colombia the country with the greatest acceleration in digital transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
That bet also brings with it another element. To the extent that we have the tax, logistical and operational conditions to attract foreign investment in the country, with this program we are filling what many considered a void. I was now looking at the intervention of my good friend Simón Borrero. Simón told me a few years ago: Iván, the issue we have in Colombia is not that investment does not want to arrive, investment wants to arrive in technology, they know the conditions we have, but we must take the great leap in the formation of human capital to take advantage of this space.
Today, with this ICT 2022 agenda, we are telling the world to invest in Colombia, that Colombia will become the regional hub for the entire fourth industrial revolution, and also with the message that we will have 100,000 young people with the best possible training to do the promoters of that fourth Industrial revolution in our country.
This does not come alone, because the bet we are making in the sector also implies the greatest leap in connectivity. That is the first task that Minister Karen Abudinen has today, and it is to fulfill the goal of our Development Plan, so that by 2022, in August 2022, we will have 70 percent of our country with high-speed internet. And also with 10,000 digital points in the national geography, which connect more families with the opportunities derived from technology and those that we also have with the possibility of offering goods and services digitally.
It is also accompanied by another very important measure, and that is: at 100,000 programmers, at 10,000 points, at that 70 percent connectivity, it is all the great convergence where we today have given the world a message in Colombia: everyone who comes to invest in companies, to found companies that have a technological and creative base, will not pay income tax for the next six years.
So Colombia today, with this agenda, with this Mission 2022, of 100,000 programmers, Colombia is making the largest transformation in human talent training so that our country leads the process of the fourth Industrial Revolution in Latin America.
In this, the Ministry of Education also joins the Ministry of ICT, because from an early age we want to continue contributing to that sensitivity in learning, where the development of soft skills and analytical skills are the preamble of what the country will be like with the largest number of programmers trained in a national strategy. That is why today we mark a historic milestone.
To all the actors in the sector who are accompanying us: you know, better than anyone, that 100,000 programmers in two years is the greatest goal that a country in Latin America and the Caribbean has set for itself, so that it enters and leads the process of the fourth industrial revolution. This will allow us to not only expand the base of human capital for the companies that invest, but it will also be the great catalyst for digital entrepreneurship in our country.
So I am very pleased to share this with you, and this agenda is part of what we have called the Commitment to Colombia: how we are going to reactivate in the midst of these circumstances that are hitting the world and how we are going to open a new frontier of opportunities.
That is why, as we said on July 20, this training of 100,000 programmers, this commitment to the digital economy, those 17 megaprojects of the digital economy, are going to make Colombia a more admired place than it already is, for the steps that they are taking place in the fourth industrial revolution. Thank you very, very much ”.