See how Cisco is helping Laboratoria empower women to become the leading source of female technology talent from Latin America.
In the last four years, Laboratoria graduated more than 1000 women and 80% of them have been placed in over 400 companies across Peru, Mexico, Chile, and Brazil.
In Latin America:
Laboratoria believes that when women are empowered with professional and technical training, as well as a formal transition into employment, their futures—and those of the companies that employ them—are transformed.
Through Laboratoria’s 6-month immersive boot camp, coaching, and job placement support, students gain the skills needed to work as developers or UX designers, locally or for global industry leaders.
“Before Laboratoria, I was working as a hairdresser, feeling the job was too small for me. Now I work in Thoughtworks, creating software with people from all over the world. I have been in Chile, India, and the U.S. This is the kind of job for me!”Susana Opazo, graduate, Laboratoria
Cisco provided early-stage support to develop a learning management system to:
With continued support from Cisco, Laboratoria has replicated its model to additional cities and countries while developing a diverse source of earned revenue. This allows the ability to scale the program to reach more women while maintaining financial sustainability. The “Talent App,” created for companies to quickly identify the best talent, has reduced time to find and hire quality candidates from weeks to days.
80% of Laboratoria graduates find technology-based jobs, on average tripling their income and ensuring a bright future.
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