Public-Private partnership to provide free virtual reality training in Mexico

The Ministry of Communications and Transportation in Mexico signed an agreement with Samsung to expand its current national digital inclusion program, México Conectado. Through this collaboration, Samsung México will teach free virtual reality and digital skills courses at México Conectado’s technology hubs.

While the current digital inclusion program has already attracted 410,000 participants signed up in different workshops, public-private cooperation will allow the government to increase the impact of the program thus reaching out to more citizens without charging any fees. Additionally, the company will provide infrastructure for the courses, including 640 packages containing virtual reality devices, mobile phones and smart watches.

The virtual reality specialized workshops will start taking place in July 2017. Participants will learn how to us digital cameras, 360 degree videos and will be able to generate their own contents. In the end, they will be taught how to develop virtual reality applications that enable them to become more competitive for innovating in the market.

Sources: 20 minutos, La Jornada