Rule-based Processing – Database Content Support, Data Extraction, Clean-Up, Migration
Over the last five years, Avasant and its Foundation have collectively created more the 12,000 new jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean through a combination of introduction of ICT service companies to the region, economic development initiatives for the Inter-American Development Bank & governments, sector strategies, and creation of ICT centers of excellence and training initiatives in Digital Youth Employment. AF gives youth in Latin America and the Caribbean skills in-person and online training and field experience in STEM, ICT employment, and entrepreneurship skills to help them succeed in the new digital economy. Additionally, AF and Avasant’s Global Strategy team collectively work on job creation and ICT4D initiatives including a DigitalWorks social enterprise in Trinidad & Tobago, where Avasant has established its operations hub for the LAC region.
Avasant Digital Skills Training – Guyana
August 17th, 2020 – January 31st, 2021
The Avasant Foundation in collaboration with the Inter – American Development Bank is piloting a Digital Skills Training Program for youth in Guyana to support the evolution of the workforce required for Guyana’s economic and social transformation. The Digital Skills Training Program will target approximately 200-250 Guyanese youths between the ages of 18 to 26 over a period of two to three years. It will focus on the development of technology skills required for the future of work and the intervention will provide opportunities for skills training, employment, and entrepreneurship for low income young people in Guyana. The training program will promote gender equality and empowerment of young women with quality education and encouragement of women centric startups and entrepreneurs.
The intervention which begins in August 2020 is structured to deliver industry relevant skills that will help local companies in Guyana to compete and expand. The Digital Skills Training Program will be delivered in conjunction with the University of Guyana. The University of Guyana will support the promotion and dissemination of knowledge of Digital Skills and its application to improve the quality of life and to equip young men and women with skills and attitudes to attain competence as professionals. As part of the initiative, Avasant Foundation will also offer participants entrepreneurship training which prepares youth with the tools for unleashing their creativity, to be tech-savvy and helps them conceptualize and launch their own businesses. By training youth in design thinking, ideation as well as business management skills, the entrepreneurship training will help create the ecosystem of digital innovation and entrepreneurship required by Guyana.
The training program is designed using a blend of in-person and online training. Virtual training sessions will be delivered to candidates to mitigate any risks posed by the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. Avasant Foundation will leverage its online learning portal to ensure candidates retain the opportunity to build valuable life and professional skills.
The scholarship includes training in both soft skills and technical skills in several areas including:
• Communications Sales and Marketing
• Leadership Skills Training & Social Behavior
• Fundamentals of Digital Skills+ Google Suites
• Office 365
• Project Management
• UX Design
• Mobile Application
• Web Design and Development
• Master Data Management
What are the Requirements to Apply?
• Candidates between the ages of 18 – 28 years
• Academic requirement either:
• 3 to 4 CSEC passes inclusive of Mathematics and English or
• Students enrolled in 1st or 2nd year of Universities and or in Technical Institutions
• Basic Computer Literacy
Please Submit Your Application
Submission Deadline: July 30th, 2020
Digital Youth Employment Initiative
“My company itel-BPO has supported the program since day one and has benefited directly from hiring…its graduates who have come into our organization with a renewed energy and loyalty.”
–Yoni Epstein, CEO, Itel-BPO Solutions, Montego Bay, Jamaica
DIGITALWorks Initiative in Trinidad and Tobago
DIGITALWorks is a new initiative launched as part of Avasant Foundation’s commitment to ensure job creation, skills enhancement and career mentorship for high caliber graduates. The Foundation will leverage Avasant’s Global Strategy team, who advised the Trinidad & Tobago Financial Center (TTIFC) on developing successful strategies to attract business investments, to secure clients for the new DIGITALWorks Impact Sourcing social enterprise in Port of Spain.
In partnership with The Massy Group and CTS College of Business and Computer Science, funded by InterAmerican Development Bank and supported by The Ministry of Planning and Development, Avasant Foundation will train youths with vocational and digital skills to help bridge the skills gap in Trinidad. Some of its graduates will then be employed directly to provide a range of Digital BPO services