Building Female Tech Talent in Latin America
Laboratoria are providing a path for young women to escape low-paid, low-skilled jobs; changing the world, one person at a time with transformative training in technology. They’re breaking the cycle for those born in poor communities whilst growing the tech sector and helping to address the diversity issues facing many technology companies. Their success has garnered praise from leading CEOs, CNN, the BBC and even Barack Obama!
The incredible courses that Laboratoria provide are being used to teach women across Latin America the skills they need to land jobs in technology with graduates earning an average of three times their previous income. Their programs are also being used by leading corporations in Peru for corporate training.
To ensure that their graduates have a record of their learning Laboratoria are working with Accredible to issue secured, easily verifiable and portable digital certificates and open badges. These credentials can be viewed by employers and include detailed information on the learning outcomes to best showcase the work of alumni.
“Accredible has given us the necessary tools so that our students and graduates of each program or course can make their achievements visible. It has definitely created value in our community and has increased the employability of our graduates, favoring the ease with which employers can see what they learn and develop in each course.” – María Fernanda Zamora, Alumni Network Manager at Laboratoria.
“We’re incredibly excited to be working with Laboratoria! For our platform to be used by a world-changing, success-driven organization with a strong and important mission is such an honour. We believe that it’s the work of a dedicated few that can lead to true change and it’s clear that the team at Laboratoria embody that to the core. ” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO of Accredible.
Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Berklee, Kaplan University, and Google. More than 1,000,000 students have receives certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.
Laboratoria delivers the diverse talent that Latin America needs to advance in the digital era. More than 800 women, who previously had not been able to access quality education, have graduated from our bootcamp since 2015 and more than 80% of their graduates place in jobs, tripling their income in average and only those who get employment pay for the program. Over 250 companies in Latin America, the US and Europe are already hiring from Laboratoria, including global players such as Everis, IBM, Accenture and Thoughtworks. In addition, Laboratoria offers corporate training for executives who want to achieve the digital transformation of their company, having already trained more than 600 business leaders. Laboratoria is backed by allies such as Google, IDB, Omidyar network, Microsoft and Citibank, and world leaders such as Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg have recognized their results. With offices in Peru, Mexico, Chile and Brazil, and expansion plans across in the Latin American region, Laboratoria is rapidly becoming the main source of female tech talent in Latin America for the world.