• The renewal of the agreement between both entities seeks to increase employability in the sector, facilitate professional development and promote entrepreneurship related to digital skills.


• The Conecta Empleo program, a system that regulates the courses, will offer new free qualifications as of May 16.


The Tera Cluster and the Telefónica Foundation have renewed the collaboration agreement that binds both entities to jointly develop the Conecta Empleo program. A free online training initiative that aims to increase employability in the ICT sector, facilitate the development of a professional career and promote entrepreneurship related to digital skills.

Pablo Gómez, president of Tera, and Carmen Morenés, General Director of Fundación Telefónica, signed the extension of this alliance that will be in force at least until December 2023. More than seven months in which the Cluster hopes to improve the extraordinary reception it received this proposal over the past year. Of the 753 enrolled in the different training proposals, 540 started the course and practically 50% managed to complete it successfully. In total, 258 approved after 7,000 hours of completely free online training.

This year’s program, which will be operational as of May 16, will have a dozen training blocks that combine more advanced layers, such as programming fundamentals, an introduction to video game design or basic principles of the Internet of Things, with other more basic such as managing WordPress or Office. In the previous edition, the two proposals related to the management of this suite were the most massive. This year you can repeat the courses from last year or choose new approaches.

This type of alliances contributes to raising the labor insertion rate of digital profiles and facilitates the reorientation of many professional careers. Not in vain, the average age of the students is 42 years and practically half have higher education. Likewise, it should be noted that, in 2022, 70% of the users of this platform were women. A fact that, if maintained in the current formative period, would mean progress in trying to alleviate the underrepresentation of women in Information and Communication Technologies. In this sense, it should be remembered that only 23% of the people who work in the ICT sector are women.

To consult the available options, all you have to do is register as a user on the “Conecta Empleo” educational platform. In that same portal, you can formalize the registration and follow the development of the courses. The proposal is not restrictive, so each student can embark on all the training itineraries they want.