Canadian multinational launches technology training program for Colombian university students

Date: 29 June, 2022

The company Blanc Labs offers 100 free places for students of careers related to science and technology from all over the country.

After five years of experience in Colombia, the Canadian company Blanc Labs -which specializes in technology services for the health and financial sector- launched its Digital Academy: a unique program designed for university students to strengthen their learning path of emerging technologies as they advance in their professional careers.

Students enrolled in university programs related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics will have the opportunity to join hands-on training and workshops that will prepare them for a successful two-year career in today’s global innovation and technology landscape.

With operations in Canada, the United States, Colombia, and Argentina, Blanc Labs plans to open the door to new entrepreneurs and build communities of practice in emerging technologies, FinTech and HealthTech.

Blanc Labs chose Colombia to launch its first training and development community and plans to expand the Digital Academy initiative to other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The multinational will offer 100 spots for undergraduate students and four vacancies for graduates.

“We are excited about the launch of the Digital Academy. Our team works hand in hand with Blanc Labs Innovation Studios to ensure that students receive world-class training and hands-on experience in emerging technologies. Bogota is recognized worldwide as a center of expertise and exceptional technical talent. We are committed to growing future talent in South America,” said Hamid Akbari, CEO, and president of Blanc Labs.

As part of Blanc Labs vision to accelerate digital innovation, the Digital Academy program offers a unique approach to developing talent and creating a gateway to the global digital economy.

“This new Blanc Labs initiative contributes to the development and competitiveness of our talent and reflects the investor confidence in Colombia. We celebrate that Bogota is spearheading this important initiative in Latin America, and we are confident of the success of this educational venture,” said Flavia Santoro, president of ProColombia.

After completing the program, students will receive Digital Academy certifications, and a select group of participants will have the opportunity to join Blanc Labs’ international team.

“This is a clear example of why foreign investment it’s a driver of social and economic development in our capital. The bet that Blanc Labs is making in Bogota confirms that the human talent is one of the main attributes the city has to position itself as the best investment destination in Latin America,” added the executive director of Invest in Bogota, Isabella Muñoz, who also recalled that the capital has 36% of the country’s higher education graduates.

The call is open until July 15. For more information, you can access it at:

In addition to the entrepreneurial spirit and ambition to change their professional future, program participants must be fluent in English, the language in which the program will be delivered.

Digital Academy represents Blanc Labs commitment to social responsibility, education, and empowerment in Latin America. The program inspires students to develop their skills, advance their careers and prepare for the dynamic and constantly evolving landscape of the technology industry.

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