Mobile and cloud software developer iTexico has teamed up with the Polytechnic University of Aguascalientes (UPA) to develop human talent for the state’s growing technology industry.

As part of the agreement, iTexico will share knowledge, train teaching staff in information technology, and collaborate on research and other projects.

After signing the agreement, Anurag Kumar, CEO of iTexico, stated: “The objective of this project is to create a culture of sustainable development and use of high-impact technology among Aguascalientes’ businessmen.”

In a nutshell, the partnership is aimed at enabling the university to support the growing technology industry around the state by equipping its students with IT skills.

The Mexican state is home to several information technology companies, including iTexico, but organizations often find it hard to employ young people immediately after graduation.

The current ‘economic dynamics of the state’ and need of developing ‘human capital of global competence’ led the institute to seek collaboration with the IT company, stated Ibarra Tejeda, Chief of the university.

Although headquartered in Austin, Texas, iTexico has larger operations in Mexico. Last year, it won the country’s coveted National Export Award, which recognized its contribution to boosting Mexico’s service exportation.

It began with a delivery center in Guadalajara, and last year expanded to Aguascalientes. The American firm is also in talks with the National Chamber of the Electronics, Telecommunications, and Information Technology Industry (CANIETI) to launch a software development center in Cancun, Mexico’s popular beach resort town.

No doubt that iTexico is making the most of Mexico’s proximity, time zone advantages, and greater cultural alignment with the United States.