As of next January, students opting for technology-based careers at government universities will not pay monthly fees or registration fees, said Mauricio Cámara Leal, head of the Secretariat of Research, Innovation and Higher Education ( SIIES).
During the presentation at the “Yucatan i6, with an eye on the cloud” Congress, to be held on September 26, 27 and 28 at the Siglo XXI Convention Center, the official said that there is an 80-20 gender gap, which means that there are eight men and two women for every 10 students in these types of careers, and with these actions they are seeking to reduce it.
In addition, he commented that several companies are already operating from the universities and have first-hand knowledge of the students to hire them.
There are around 5,000 students studying in these areas between public and private universities and in the women’s area they are looking for an immediate growth of 10% and 15%; that is to say, they will have 10 more classrooms and classrooms of practically all women, he pointed out.
The head of the agency said that in view of the cyber-attacks on governments and civil servants, they must be trained and have profiles on the subject. He thanked sponsors and partners, since without them the event, which will be free of charge, would not be possible.
Antonio González Blanco, director of the Instituto Yucateco de Emprendedores (LYEM), said that one of the participants will be Karla Bergmann, shark tank program shark, and will be part of the Innovayuc judges.
Also present at the press conference were Gerardo Díaz de Zavala, Undersecretary for Investment, Economic Development and Financing; Hernán Mojica Ruiz, Director of Information Technology at the Mérida City Hall; Miguel Pérez Gómez, Rector of the Universidad Anáhuac Mayab; and Vanessa Burgos Alonso, Director of Pcty.