Faro will train unemployed young people in the “SIC Esperança” project

The pilot project, which was presented on the 13th of March, aims to train 400 young people this year

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Faro It is one of the municipalities where a “SIC Esperança” project will be implemented, with the support of Google.org, which will train unemployed young people and/or with low education in the areas of programming, code and robotics.

The program is aimed at young people aged between 18 and 30 and will also be implemented in Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Braga and Setúbal.

The pilot project, which was presented on the 13th of March, aims to train 400 young people this year.

«The programmatic contents of the training courses were created by the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, with whom SIC Esperança will collaborate for this project, and which will also be the entity responsible for managing all the training on the ground», explains the Chamber of Deputies. Faro.

According to the latest report “The Future of Jobs”, by the World Economic Forum released in 2020, jobs in the technology area will be among the most sought after globally in the future.

Technological advances have created new jobs, but those who lost their jobs in this transition or those who have not yet started their professional career will be the least able to integrate these new vacancies.

In Portugal, the number of job offers in the area of ​​technology and the number of citizens trained in these matters is increasingly discrepant.

The project presentation session took place in Montes Claros, in Lisbon, and was attended by the president of SIC Esperança Mercedes Balsemão, from country manager from Google Portugal Bernardo Correia, the CEO of the Impresa group Francisco Pedro Balsemão and the Secretary of State for Digitization and Administrative Modernization Mário Campolargo, who represented the Prime Minister.

The Municipality of Faro he was represented in the session by the councilor responsible for Social Action, Carlos Baía.