Demand exceeds supply in Mexico, due to a lack of information and communication technology specialists in the private sector.
The World Economic Forum predicts that 97 million new positions based on information and communication technologies (ICT) will be opened around the world in the next four years, in a fusion involving humans, machines, and algorithms. We share the top 10 job profiles for 2025.
According to this international organization, they will be:
The advantage of these new positions is that the labor market will be global. It will be increasingly common to hear of engineers working from home in Mexico for technology companies in Silicon Valley, California, or anywhere else in the world.
However, people need to be trained first with the skills of the future.
In Mexico, demand for ICT professionals exceeds supply. The Networking Skills in Latin America study, produced by International Data Corporation for Cisco in 2016, estimated that 150,000 full-time employees would be required in 2019. That figure must be greater today as a result of the pandemic.
Companies are facing an accelerated process of digital transformation due to the pandemic. Many companies know that it is necessary to transform to survive, but they have no idea how. They have to hire people with a command of technological tools and strategies in order to take the next step.
Being fully aware of this situation, Tecmilenio University has established a partnership with the BEDU company to train students with additional skills in digital business and web development.
Each course consists of four modules with more than 200 hours of personalized support thanks to a Blended Remote model, which adapts to the pace of participants and checks their knowledge via expert-led activities.
Juan Arenas, Vice Rector for Continuing Education at Tecmilenio University, explains that the organizations will jointly develop “certificates and master’s degrees, taught by experts from the technology industry, to provide professionals with extensive knowledge on agility, user-centered design, development, and data.”
Both specializations will be offered at its Skills Development Center.
Moís Cherem, CEO at BEDU, a company specializing in emerging skills, shares that the classes center around technological ability and working with experts from the private sector.
In four years, they have trained more than 5,000 students on technology, entrepreneurship, business, and English. The results are better job opportunities and an average increase in income of 30%.
“If you’re a systems engineer and you add subjects such as quality assurance to your profile, it becomes more valuable to the industry,” says Cherem in an interview for Tec Review.
Both digital business and web development focus on improving customer engagement.
“If you can provide companies with better service on a larger scale, they grow and very positive things can happen. Both profiles are potential business drivers.”
The pedagogical process will consist of synchronous and asynchronous classes and the presentation of projects to industry experts to check that they are good ideas.
“We put out calls for companies to provide internships at their business. If things work out, they hire recent graduates on good salaries.”
The first programs are about to be launched, which are the ones that have proven to have the greatest demand and effectiveness. Programs featuring collaboration between industry and Tecmilenio University students will begin in the first quarter of 2022.