Panama: Growing Interest in Technology Careers

Enrollment in IT courses at the Technological University of Panama has grown by 26%.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The increase in the number of students in choosing careers in one of the most dynamic sectors of the economy is one of the first results from the implementation the National ICT Strategy, launched in 2008.

An article in notes: "part of the strategy launched by the " ICT Start your life, " campaign targeted the student population to encourage them to pursue careers in technology and thus help stem the decline in enrolment, seeing that the country needs 25,000 professionals in the field. "

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From October 20 to 22nd, the Atlapa convention center will be hosting an exhibition and conference for information and telecommunication technology businesses from different countries of America.

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The traditional Latin American Meeting of Innovation and Business is being organized by the Panamanian Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications(CAPATEC).

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Panama Will Need 25.000 IT Professionals

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The market demands more IT professionals than available, and the problem is expected to grow.

Enrique Bonilla, vice president of the Panamanian Technology Chamber (Capatec), discussed a study conducted with the Technology Ministry (Senacyt) which determined that local universities have low enrollment levels in IT careers.

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