Estudiantes de la Plata, the innovation behind their Potrero Digital
Estudiantes de La Plata launched a Potrero Digital, dedicated to kids who want to learn computer programming and robotics.
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In the US, Google launched a series of short courses to train professionals according to the ongoing work demands. Digital House and Potrero Digital in Argentina strive toward the same goal.
Estudiantes club adopts Potrero Digital to provide digital skills training to athletes
Estudiantes de La Plata club will have its own Potrero Digital. This group is the first soccer club to take on a project that offers digital skills training to athletes and other community members with the object of providing a means of social integration.
Estudiantes de La Plata Club will have its own Potrero Digital, kicking off with a digital soccer game
The goal of this new project that seeks social inclusion through technology is enabled by INNOVA workshop platforms and knowledge, along with Itaú Bank and Foundation, acting as sponsors, in alliance with Compromiso Foundation.
Potrero Digital opens registration for the second 2020 quarter
“Although the beginning of the year posed challenges for all organizations, at Potrero Digital, we were able to go 100% digital in less than two weeks, right when the 2020 enrollment took off. This sparked interest in many people who wanted to find out more about us,” says Carolina Biquard, executive director of Compromiso Foundation, one of Potrero’s three founding organizations, together with La Juanita Cooperative and Mundo Loco. “We exceeded our expectations: almost 90% of 2020 students are new. We’re really excited about this. It compels us to find new ways of reaching out to more people, trusting in what we’re convinced each one of them can achieve,” adds Biquard.
Potrero Digital opens registration for the second 2020 quarter
“Although the beginning of the year posed challenges for all organizations, at Potrero Digital, we were able to go 100% digital in less than two weeks, right when 2020 enrollment took off. This sparked interest in many people who wanted to find out more about us,” says Carolina Biquard, executive director of Compromiso Foundation, one of Potrero’s three founding organizations, together with La Juanita Cooperative and Mundo Loco. “We exceeded our expectations: almost 90% of 2020 students are new. We’re really excited about this. It compels us to find new ways of reaching out to more people, trusting in what we’re convinced each one of them can achieve,” adds Biquard.
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How the digital trade school network operates
Potrero Digital aims to help people over the age of 16 achieve social integration, training, and job placement through technology. Florencia Giulio provided details of this project that already has more than 2000 students this quarter.
Compromiso Foundation kicks off initiative to boost youth employment
Compromiso Foundation presents Compromiso Digital (Digital Commitment) to liaison between organizations and services offered by students who graduate from Potrero Digital. It aims to promote each Potrero Digital student and graduate’s work and entrepreneurship by providing assistance during their first jobs.
Potrero Digital increases its commitment to young people
Compromiso Digital (Digital Commitment) is an initiative whose mission is to encourage the job opportunities and entrepreneurship of each Potrero Digital student and graduate, by assisting them when they first start working or providing services.
Bahía joins Potrero Digital, a network of digital trade schools
The city managed to obtain fifty grants for the new training courses that will begin mid-August, 100% online.
Learn more about Compromiso Foundation’s new initiative: facilitating young people’s entry into the labor market
Potrero Digital is a network of digital trade schools founded and headed by Compromiso Foundation, La Juanita Cooperative and Mundo Loco production company. Their main goal is to achieve the social integration of people over the age of 16, with limited opportunities, so they can join the digital labor market.
They adapted themselves, and the lockdown did not halt their support services
Potrero Digital and Vivienda Digna (decent housing) availed themselves of technology to continue their mission and reach even more beneficiaries, despite the struggles brought on by the pandemic.
Mendoza launches today Potrero Digital, the project that teaches technology to people living in deprived communities.
This network of digital trade schools aims to prepare 150 young people from La Favorita and San Martín neighborhoods to find jobs in the digital labor market. Due to coronavirus, Potrero Digital shifted 100% to online learning through Cisco’s platform, collaborator of the educational project. Supervielle Bank is another strong supporter.
Potrero Digital makes its debut in Mendoza
Potrero Digital, the digital trade school network geared toward promoting social integration, landed in Mendoza and will be formally launched today.
Potrero Digital, a network of opportunities for social integration in Argentina
One single idea can change the world. You just need one opportunity to encourage others to transform it. That’s what Potrero Digital, a digital trade school network geared toward promoting social integration through technology in Argentina, has to offer.
Potrero Digital, from territory to home
It was created as a network of digital trade schools so that people from deprived neighborhoods over the age of 16 could receive training and land their first job experience. The current situation forced this initiative, the only one of its kind in the world, to shift from in-person classes to 100% online. The objective remains intact: that an increasing number of young people prepare themselves for the future workplace. A future that, in pandemic times, seems to have arrived earlier than expected.
From slum dwellers to digital workers: welcome to the network of schools that opens doors in underprivileged neighborhoods even in the middle of the pandemic
With the assistance of Potrero Digital, a digital trade school for people from disadvantaged backgrounds, Herlán Condori (29) learned how to sell online. “Thanks to this, we were able to generate revenue. Otherwise, we would be going hungry,” he says.
Over the last three years, the network has trained more than 200 young people from Villa 31, Bajo Flores and Ciudad Oculta shantytowns, as well as La Matanza, Tigre and other low-income neighborhoods in greater Buenos Aires.
Potrero Digital, the project that teaches technology in shantytowns
Due to coronavirus, Potrero Digital went 100% online through a digital platform provided by Cisco, a project collaborator.
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Radio station interviews Carolina Biquard, Executive Director of Fundación Compromiso
Carolina Biquard, Fundación Compromiso director, talked about Potrero Digital’s online digital learning mode, focused on social integration. Driven by the Covid-19 context, this new learning mode is here to stay. Already establishing itself in other Argentine provinces, it will soon expand to other countries in the region.
Potrero Digital provides trade training to youth over 16 years. Classes, which have now gone virtual, allow them to work on social media managing, technology support services, web development and even artificial intelligence.
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Potrero Digital is a network of digital trade schools that encourage the entry of underprivileged youth into the labor market using technology.
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The online gaming industry has experienced massive growth since the beginning of lockdowns imposed by the coronavirus: Argentina’s situation with a market that increasingly seduces brands.
One of the video game and software industry goals is to hire more young people as developers and designers rather than have them only as game consumers. That’s why Picadito Digital, the initial stages of Potrero Digital digital trade school, looks for underprivileged children aged 7 to 15 to learn digital skills in their free courses on Beginner Level Video Game Development, as well as Robotics, YouTubers Club and Digital Photography.
Potrero Digital has put in place a new teaching model to adapt its subject matter
Potrero Digital, the network of digital trade schools, focused on promoting social integration, training workshops, and job placement using technology, will implement a new teaching model to address the contemporary global scenario that requires a growing number of digital trained people. At present, in-person classes have been cancelled.
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Radio station interviews Carolina Biquard, executive director of Fundación Compromiso
Carolina Biquard, director of Compromiso Foundation, talked about Potrero Digital, the digital trade school network focused on social integration. Courses have gone 100% online so that more people receive training and find jobs in digital companies.
Potrero Digital in Mendoza: a dream about to come true
The city major, Ulpiano Suárez, met with Carolina Biquard, director of Compromiso Foundation and one of the founders of Potrero Digital; Silvia Flores, president of La Juanita digital cooperative, also one of Potrero’s founders, and Juan José Bertamoni, executive director of Potrero Digital, the digital trade school network that will soon have a new home in the Mendoza capital.
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Juan Campanella and Gastón Gorali (producer of Mundo Loco), together with Carolina Biquard (Compromiso Foundation) and Silvia Flores (La Juanita Cooperative), are the founders of this project that seeks to expand the network using a scalable business model with positive and tangible social impact.
“Argentina has a digital skills shortage that prevents tens of thousands of young people from joining the workforce. Paradoxically, the generation of digital natives cannot take advantage of the market demand for technology services and the exponential growth of digital transformation. Profiting from these job opportunities does not necessarily require a university degree but appropriate technical training. Potrero Digital is a network of digital trade schools, totally free of charge, that operates in social organizations located in socially and economically vulnerable communities. It focuses on social integration by providing knowledge and opportunities to find employment, joining forces with businesses that need technology services. Consequently, Potrero Digital paves the way today for all schools in the future.”
Juan José Bertamoni, general director of Potrero Digital.
J.P. Morgan partners with Potrero Digital to advance digital skills in the trades
The presentation, in which El Economista took part, was attended by Silvia Flores, director of La Juanita Cooperative; Carolina Biquard, president of Compromiso Foundation, and Gastón Gorali, a Mundo Loco representative. All attendants remarked on the initiative’s success, by which they expect to promote employment opportunities at least among half of the youth attending courses.
The initiative was launched in Gregorio de Laferrère by La Juanita Cooperative’s president, Silvia Flores; Juan Campanella; Mundo Loco’s Gastón Gorali, and Carolina Biquard, executive director of Compromiso Foundation.
The future of work: JP Morgan joins digital skills training program
North American bank JP Morgan announced an alliance with Potrero Digital, a program that fosters training and job placement with an eye on socially integrating young people over 16 through technology.
This initiative is carried out by the president of La Juanita Cooperative, Silvia Flores; Juan Campanella, and Mundo Loco’s Gastón Gorali, as well as Compromiso Foundation’s director Carolina Biquard.