As per the agreement, Santander will organize a ‘coding boot camp’ at its digital laboratory, known as Spotlight, in Monterrey, with plans to teach 30 students on the basics of software writing.
At the camp, they will be taught programming codes such as HTLM5, CSS3, JavaScrip, jQuerty, Java Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Node.js, MongoDB, and MySQL, among others.
The curriculum for the training has been designed on the basis of programs offered by American institutes, including the University of California in Berkeley, the University of Texas in Austin, and the Institute of Technology in Georgia.
The organizers of the boot camp have promised to help students gain wider access to the local IT community, in addition to teaching how to build a job profile and face job interviews.
“The students of this program will obtain the necessary tools and skills to become experts in application development, strengthen their leadership,” says José Escamilla de los Santos, TecLabs director of Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Thanks to its special focus on digital technologies, Santander is growing at a commendable speed. Its Mexican unit reported a 2.5% increase in profit for the first half of 2018, partly due to a 10% surge in loan growth.
The Spanish bank has been contributing greatly to help Mexico become more innovative and expand the digital economy. As recently as a month ago, it struck a deal with global education company Udacity to teach Mexicans in developing financial technology, and partnered with regional startup accelerator Endeavor to spur the growth of young technology entrepreneurs.
In November this year, it will take a team of 100 technology students and entrepreneurs on a tour of Silicon Valley to help them see first-hand how large technology projects are planned and carried out.