Mintic presented a reactivation package for 950 billion pesos
This Wednesday the ICT Minister, Karen Abudinen, presented in Cali the new economic reactivation package with 11 projects to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on businessmen, entrepreneurs, the media, students, and citizens interested in training in technological skills that allow innovating with new forms of income making use of ICT.
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The head of the portfolio pointed out that “this reactivation package for the sector has an investment of $ 949,519 million and consists of 11 programs that are aimed at benefiting 1 million people throughout the country.”
In the morning, from the Valle del Cauca governorate facilities and in the company of the governor of this department, Clara Luz Roldán, the official highlighted the soft credit line for $ 94,000 million, which will provide liquidity for the working capital of MSMEs in the IT sector and thus continue with their activities, being one of the main projects of the package.
Likewise, the Mintic referred to the Vende Digital program that since 28
December 2020 and until this Friday will have open the calls to accompany 20 thousand entrepreneurs and MSMEs to implement digital sales channels and contribute to their economic reactivation with an investment of 34,644 million pesos.
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According to the ICT ministry, those interested should enter the website, www.mintic.gov.co.
On the other hand, Minister Abudinen presented the third reactivation flag project, TIC Mission 2022, which also closes its registrations this Friday so that 50 thousand Colombians from any region of the country can learn programming for free with the best universities in the country. “A total of 100,000 Colombians will be trained before the end of 2022“he added. The program has an investment of $ 87,656 million.
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The minister concluded by saying that “today our economy needs at least 62,000 ICT professionals and, according to the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, in less than four years the deficit of human talent in this field will be 112,000 programmers. In other words, programming is one of the jobs with the greatest employability nowadays and from the ICT Ministry we are developing an employability strategy that will benefit those who successfully complete their training ”.