Elev8 Provides 300+ Tech Scholarships

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May, 2021

We’re beyond excited to provide more than 300 full-tuition scholarships for native or resident Costa Ricans who want to start a rewarding career in technology.  

This national upskilling initiative is part of the “Empléate” program led by the Costa Rican Ministry of Labour and Social Security. The “Empléate” program helps upskill and reskill young Costa Ricans who want to integrate into the labour market.

Nurturing talent for the tech industry 

The initiative supports young people who want to develop their technical skills and launch a rewarding career in the sector. At Elev8, we offer intensive and well-rounded programs in cybersecurity, advanced technical support, cloud computing, and software development. 

“In order to promote a truly digital economy, we have to train more people in technology – this is the only way to fill the 45 thousand available jobs in Costa Rica offered by companies in this sector. Anyone who wants to acquire essential technical skills, launch a rewarding career, and succeed in the fast-paced technological world is welcome to apply,” commented Jeannie Bonilla, Global Leader of Education at Elev8.  

Transform your life with Elev8’s programs 

The program duration is 16 weeks and classes are delivered virtually from Monday to Friday (8 am – 5 pm). 

Elev8’s hands-on courses equip participants with essential soft and technical skills. From robust technical workshops to interview preparation and English language classes, Elev8’s trainers and mentors are always there for you every step on the way to professional success.  

Moreover, our strong partnership agreements help participants connect with top industry employers by joining a vast network of recruiters.

How to apply? 

Eligible candidates should comply with the following requirements: 

  • Be native or resident Costa Ricans who are currently unemployed. 
  • Be over 18 years old and hold a secondary school degree. 
  • Have an intermediate level of English (minimum B1). 
  • Have full availability to attend classes. 
  • Be enthusiastic and eager to gain new knowledge and experience. 
  • Previous knowledge in technology is a plus but not a requirement.

Ready to develop new skills and launch a rewarding career in tech? Apply now

Creating opportunities through upskilling

“The Empléate program is in line with Elev8’s mission to nurture top talent and empower people to thrive in the digital economy. By creating synergies between the public sector, chambers, academia, and the industry, we help organizations and governments successfully upskill and reskill their workforces and citizens, according to Bonilla.”

This program is part of Elev8’s continuous efforts to strengthen the economic development in Costa Rica through essential technical education aligned with the needs of the industry.  

We’ve previously collaborated with Amazon Web Services to launch the AWS re/start program that was focused on preparing unemployed and underemployed individuals for cloud careers through classroom-based training. Participants in the first AWS re/start cohort are now employed by leading companies in Costa Rica.  

At Elev8, we remain dedicated to driving digital skilling initiatives in collaboration with businesses and educational institutions. Our goal is to prepare students and workers for the labour markets of tomorrow.