IT firms to open facilities in Argentina's tech universities, chamber says

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Argentine IT firms are expected to open offices in local tech universities, the country's software and IT services chamber Cessi said in a release.

Under this initiative, the firms will create IT hubs in the country's universities to enable students of IT to study and work in the same area, according to Cessi.

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The universities will provide the space for the development of the IT hubs, while the country's federal planning ministry will be in charge of the construction.

The program also has the support of the education and industry ministries, Cessi said.

The Argentine software and IT services market is expected to employ 78,200 people by end-2013, according to a study released by Cessi.

By end-2012, the sector had 69,500 employees, while at the end of 2011 there were 64,300.

Employment in the country's software and IT service sector has grown significantly over the last ten years. At the end of 2003, just 19,000 people were working in the market, according to the study. Through joint initiatives with Cessi, the government has trained 45,000 people in areas of IT since 2008 with an estimated investment of US$8.4mn.