IDB Lab launches “Bootcamps for Tech Fans” challenge, with financing of up to US$1.5 million available for winning Ready-to-Work Bootcamp models in the LAC region

IDB Lab has launched the challenge “Bootcamps for Tech Fans”, an open call for proposals to select and implement the best and most innovative Ready-to-Work Bootcamp models aimed at closing the skills gap of our future workforce in Latin America and the Caribbean, especially of people in vulnerable circumstances. The winners will be considered by IDB Lab to implement a project with financing of up to US$1.5 million.

Ready-to-Work Bootcamps are training programmes that teach and place students without IT related work experience, in high-demand IT jobs in a short period of time.

The challenge is open to any entity legally registered in any of the 26 Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) borrowing member countries, as well as organizations outside the region that have a local partner in one of the borrowing member countries. Participants must send their proposals before April 10, 2019 in one of the two categories of the challenge: Mature or Incipient Bootcamp Models.

The IDB Lab is the innovation laboratory of the IDB Group. More detailed information (in English and in Spanish) about the Bootcamps for Tech Fans challenge can be found at: https://convocatorias.iadb.org/en/techbootcamp/home.

Source: IDB