Enter Tech Edu wants to train 18,000 young people in 2023
Fourteen million young people in Brazil today neither study nor work. They have no prospects for the future. They are the “neither, nor”, as professor Amilton Martins jokes. On the other hand, the perspective is that, by 2025, the deficit of technology professionals will exceed 800,000 vacancies.
Martins is the Head of Education at Enter Tech Edu, a startup that hit the market at the end of February to act as a school of the future, and help solve this market pain. It is a completely online school, whose purpose is to open the doors of the technology market to young people.
Already in its first year of operation, the goal is to train, free of charge, 18 thousand people for the technology market. There will be 6,000 vacancies for the Insert course alone, registrations for which are now open on the website. Enter works in partnership with private companies, which help to sponsor training and increase the supply and quality of professionals in the technology market.
“Our mission is not only to offer training, but also to connect with the job market, so that these young people can generate development and income, break cycles of scarcity and generate cycles of abundance for them and their entire family”, he says. .
Enter Tech Edu is a spin off, that is, a project that was born within Atitus Educação, in 2014, with the name of Teu Futuro. At the time, the focus was on training young people from Porto Alegre and Passo Fundo. During this period, 26,000 people were trained throughout Brazil and in Cape Verde, Africa.
Nine years later, the perspective is to broaden, and a lot, this scope of action. The goal is to train 18,000 young people in Brazil in 2023.
The headquarters of the operation is located inside the Instituto Caldeira. “We are a nascent company, but which has already reached the market with the experience of nine years of history and with products already being developed within Atitus itself”, he reports.
Enter will act in the qualification of young people from the 4th year of elementary school onwards. Programs range from introductory computational thinking to fundamentals of artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science.
In classes, the focus is on working on technical skills, hard skills such as programming, logic and digital fluency, but also on soft skills, such as socio-emotional or behavioral skills. “We are based a lot on scientific research and one of the bases that we are going to use is the Theory of Positive Psychology, the Big Five, which points out that there is a set of skills that people have to have to develop as citizens of the world in the 21st century” , explains the teacher.
Another reference is a survey by the World Economic Forum, Future of Jobs, which points out the 10 most important skills for a professional in any area of knowledge in the world. “All these visions will be developed in each class, activity and curricular component to prepare these young people for the skills demanded by the market”, explains Martins.
Among the skills that need to be worked on are the ability to work in a team and resilience. “A point that is talked about a lot with young people is the low resilience they have today, but how to work on this? Through behavioral experiential workshops”, he analyzes.
It’s not enough just to teach code. It is necessary to teach the new generations to communicate, work as a team, develop, perfect themselves, organize themselves for study and work, but at the same time, know how to lead and be led. “Our great differential will be working with this set of skills”, emphasizes Martins.
To enhance this mission, edtech from the Atitus Educação ecosystem will be the main partner of Code.org, a North American non-governmental organization that operates in more than 180 countries and has trained 70 million people. “It is a giant organization, but with low representation in Brazil. Together, we are going to multiply this knowledge to all public and private schools in Brazil”, says the professor.