Holberton School opening in Mexico City!
We’re excited to welcome a new campus in the Holberton network by opening in Mexico City! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Holberton School Mexico City will initially open as a remote program providing its education fully online. The school will begin enrolling its first cohort of students in September 2020. Also known as CDMX, the city is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America.
Holberton School comes in alliance with Inteligencia México, a business community that seeks to promote digital transformation in Mexico founded by Philippe and Alexandre Surman.
The program is open to anyone above 18, living in the State of Mexico. No degree or diploma is required to apply and following its mission of accessibility, the campus will offer students multiple ways to finance their education: upfront, monthly payment, loan, or income share agreement.
“Mexico has an untapped talent potential that needs to be realized. I am thrilled that Holberton will be bringing their high quality and accessible educational program to our country,” says Mastercard Mexico CEO Laura Cruz. “Holberton will train the next generation of Mexicans – including under-represented groups like women – with the skills they need to secure lucrative, interesting careers in software engineering while boosting our country’s talent pool and fueling our economy.”
The local digital economy is growing and the tech talent gap is widening. Even COVID-19 hasn’t slowed the appetite of venture investing for technology-based startups, it has grown by 132% compared to last year.
“E-commerce has been steadily increasing in recent years in Mexico but the recent pandemic has drastically accelerated the trend,” says Pierre-Claude BLAISE, Director General at AMVO, “This acceleration is not limited to retail; all industries are impacted, whether you are in finance, healthcare, education or entertainment, companies will need to hire software developers to build your online presence. Holberton is arriving at the perfect time!”
Mexico has the largest Spanish speaking population in the world. Our ambition is to open 10 additional campuses and to train a total of 10,000 students in the country over the next five years.
Check out the Holberton School Mexico City campus page to learn more about it!