Spanish IT consultant Minsait, a unit of European tech giant Indra Systems, expanded operations to Colombia, vowing to train poor and marginalized communities in tech services.
The Madrid-based company says it will provide tech training to African immigrants and people with disabilities as well as LGBT communities.
According to local media reports, Minsait is set to hire 600 professionals, of whom 100 employees will be allowed to work remotely.
However, some of its jobs will be offered to people who are already equipped with skills in software development, Net and robotic automation.
Founded in 2016, Minsait first opened its Latin American office in Mexico. Soon, it expanded operations to Brazil. This is the company’s third major expansion in the region.
Minsait recently sealed a deal with SENA and a string of NGOs in Colombia, saying it would like to provide technical training.
The skills on its teaching portfolio include web development, programming, logic and algorithms, as well as basic English, entrepreneurship and soft skills.
Minsait aims to train at least 100 people every year, focusing mainly on marginalized communities who have never got an opportunity to serve the technology sector.
The IT consultant said it wants to take on board “people belonging to vulnerable groups such as Afro communities, professionals with disabilities, mothers, and fathers who are heads of households as well as migrants.”