“Digital Talent + Wanted” revolutionizes training in new technologies

The Agency for Employment, Tomillo Foundation and Factoría F5 develop this intensive and specialized program to train in the latest technological trends while offering opportunities for inclusion.

Madrid, November 22, 2023

The Madrid Employment Agency, together with Factoría F5 and Fundación Tomillo, held today the event “El Talento Digital + Buscado” in San Blas Digital, an initiative that redefines training in new technologies and reaffirms the commitment to promote training in the digital sector.

Pepe Aniorte, manager of the Madrid Employment Agencyspoke of the role of the Public Administration in creating synergies between all the players in the ecosystem that generates diverse, digital and inclusive talent and stressed that the challenge is to “democratizing technology” and, in this sense, facilitate training to generate opportunities for all people.

Noelia Torres, CEO of Factoría F5; Carmen García de Andrés, President of Fundación Tomillo and Hélène Verbrugghe, Public Policy Manager for Spain and Portugal at Meta, provided their valuable perspectives as key partners behind this transformational initiative, contributing significantly to its success.

The day included a round table discussion on the ecosystem that bets on the most sought-after digital talent, presented by Miguel Alemany, Deputy Director General of Active Employment Policies of the Spanish Ministry of Labor and Employment. Madrid Employment Agency, and the participation of Fernando Arias, director of the campus. Cáritas Diocesana of Madrid; Soraya del Portillo, CEO of Chiara; Vicky Vasán, co-founder of INMERSIVA XR Extended Reality Association of Spain; Carina Lopes, Senior Program Manager Amazon Web Services re/Start; Julia Rodríguez, Director of Development Human Age Institute by ManpowerGroup; Elena Díaz-Alejo, Manager Corporate Communications & Public Affairs of Samsung Spain and President of the Digital Talent Development Commission of AMETIC.

In addition, during the presentation of this pioneering project, some of the people who have already been trained have shared their testimonials, providing a concrete vision of the personal and professional transformation they have experienced during their participation in the bootcamp.

As main conclusions, participants pointed out several milestones that must happen by 2024 for diverse and inclusive digital talent to be fully developed and driven.

  • It is essential that companies, the public sector and socio-educational entities work in alliance with the common goal of offering opportunities and developing true diverse and inclusive digital talent.
  • More women need to be incorporated into the digital sector. This requires more outreach, training and experiential opportunities for the female profile.
  • Everyone has talent, but it is necessary to develop it, work on it and make it visible so that companies can reach it.

An innovative training program

“El Talento Digital + Buscado” is a program funded by the Agency for Employment, which develops a bootcamp, a type of intensive and free specialized training in full stack web development, immersive technologies and cybersecurity, aimed at unemployed people with the objective of training students to develop their professional career in the digital field, a sector with high employability.

This revolutionary program not only offers cutting-edge technical knowledge, but also provides practice in acquiring fundamental skills for socio-occupational insertion, such as teamwork, effective communication, critical thinking, adaptability and problem solving. This approach ensures a more comprehensive training to guarantee success and excel in a diverse job market.

“Digital Talent + Sought After” is part of the Alliance for Inclusive Digital Talent, a network launched almost two years ago by Fundación Tomillo and Factoría F5 formed by companies, public administrations and socio-educational entities, with the aim of fostering an inclusive digital ecosystem and generating social and economic impact, where training is the foundation for a more promising future for people in vulnerable situations.

For more information and to register for the program, please visit http://talentomadrid.factoriaf5.org/.