Globant Launches TesteAR
17 Aug 2012
Globant Launches a CSR Education Program on Manual Testing
The company presents TesteAR, its first CSR program for the community, with the Economic Development Ministry, the Buenos Aires Sur Corporation and Desarrollar Foundation.
Buenos Aires, September 2010.- Globant, leader in the creation of innovative software products that appeal to global audiences, presents TesteAR, a program of Corporate Social Responsibility that seeks to offer better job opportunities to the vulnerable sectors of the society, by training them in technology. The goal is to allow the students to get into the technology industry, one of the sectors with the largest growth potential in the world.
The program will be based on Manual Testing, making a previous leveling in basic computer science. TesteAR's intention is to include different aspects, from the technical issues up to the professional and personal issues.
Maria Jose Peirano, responsible of CSR in Globant says: “Globant wants to develop a model that will be replicable in time and space, not linked to an only area. The goal is to develop simultaneous courses in Buenos Aires and in the rest of the country to reach approximately 50 beneficiaries per course. In 5 years we expect to have 300 graduated people working in IT industry. "
To develop this project, Globant signed an agreement with the Buenos Aires Sur Corporation, that allows to carry out the project in the IT District in Parque de los Patricios. It will have the collaboration of the “Centro de Atención al Inversor” and the Desarrollar Foundation. Together, these three organizations will unite efforts and will work as a whole, each one offering their support based on their own specialties.
The scheme of work will follow the following stages:
1- An initial group of 12 people will be trained in Manual Testing inside the IT District in Parque de los Patricios
2- It will include young persons who have finished High School (or that are near to complete it) between 18 and 25 years
3- Each training will last 4 months
4- The training will focus in basic computer science, Manual Testing, Technical English and professional and personal Development
5- $150 will be granted to them monthly as a scholarship and travel allowances
6- The students will be permanently accompanied by a tutor and the team of TesteAR
“We are very proud with this program. Since we founded Globant we wanted to collaborate with IT education, and with this initiative we will be able to go even further, extending the opportunities of personal development to vulnerable sectors ", explained Néstor Nocetti, Globant co-founder. “Our industry offers big possibilities, has the capacity to let young people grow, and with that goal in mind we will keep on working. "
The first TesteAr's course will begin on September 13th, in a place yielded by the Buenos Aires Government (Uspallata 2802, Parque de los Patricios). For more information, visit www.testear.org.ar
Globant is one of the international leaders in the creation of innovative software products that appeal to global audiences. Globant combines a rational blend of Open-Source with proprietary software, which brings flexibility, mitigates risk and ultimately reduces costs. Globant’s proprietary SmartStaffing Technology™ yields high performance teams that enable companies to quickly develop their software products and gain an edge in the competitive landscape with the lowest total cost. Globant is a privately held, privately funded company headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina with offices in Tandil, Córdoba, Rosario and La Plata in Argentina, Palo Alto, Austin and Boston in the United States, Mexico City, Bogota, Santiago de Chile and London. For more information, visit www.globant.com