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Globant and Mercado Libre to Train Chileans in Software Development

Argentinean software major Globant will team up with Mercado Libre and Digital House to train Chileans in software development.

The training program, scheduled to take off in the second week of August, will last for two years. During this period, trainees will learn skills that go from developing applications to analyzing data.

Information technology has grown in relevance for the Chilean economy, but a lack of technology experts is preventing the country from living up to its full potential, said Globant.

According to the Chilean Association of Information Technologies (ACTI), the Andean country is running short of 5,000 software professionals.

The entire training program will be conducted online, meaning Chileans can take advantage of the teaching no matter where they reside in the country.

Known as Certified Tech Developer, the training program already has 4,500 students elsewhere in Latin America. Globant says it has received more than 150,000 applications from Latin Americans so far.

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The announcement comes a couple months after it was reported that Globant will invest $40 million to expand operations in Chile, where it currently employs more than 1,200 people. The Argentinean firm runs three delivery centers in the Chile, which accounts for 15% of its Latin American revenue.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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