Belize – IDB partners with globally renowned Le Wagon to tackle digital skills gaps

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By Government Press Office | BELIZE

BELIZE BELMOPAN, Belize – The government of Belize, through the Economic Development Council, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility (CCPF) – funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, the Caribbean Development Bank, and the government of Canada – today, announce a partnership with Le Wagon, a world-leading coding school, to launch a data analysis training bootcamp targeting Belizean youths.

This bootcamp is a part-time training to be delivered over 14 weeks and will equip students with the requisite skills to future-fit professions across the globe. Le Wagon’s peer-to-peer approach and immersive, hands-on learning methods build necessary soft and digital technical skills that employers increasingly require and the new world of work, giving each student a human and social adventure with mutual aid between learners, constant exchanges with the 10,000 alumni across 40 campuses worldwide and a vast number of events organized within the host country’s tech ecosystem.

The program will distribute a limited number of scholarships to any interested Belizean citizen over the age of 18, and there are no prerequisites. Interested persons must apply through the website and undergo a selection process.

The partnership reflects the commitment to develop Belizean talent via internationally recognized and successful education models that bolster key competitive 21st-century skills. With a steadfast focus on driving the employability of young people in Belize, the boot camp will enable students to secure roles at tech and digital companies.

The boot camp will run from July 26 to October 30, 2021. The deadline for applications is July 17. For more information, please visit.

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