Innovative Practice 2021 on Inclusive Employment and ICT
Technology centres offering accessible training in digital skills and career support
The Trust for the Americas is a non-profit organization affiliated to the Organization of American States (OAS). It promotes socioeconomic inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 2013, it has partnered with Microsoft and an Argentinian NGO to run POETA DigiSpark, a programme offering accessible digital skills training, mentoring, and career development. Over 1,200 people have accessed work and educational opportunities such as internships, jobs, and further study through the programme.
“Thanks to POETA DigiSpark’s training and mentorship, I was encouraged to study software development.”
|Name of Innovative Practice:||POETA DigiSpark|
|Organisation:||The Trust for the Americas|
|Sub-Category||A project of Civil Society|