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Belize and the IDB partner with globally renowned Le Wagon to tackle digital skills gaps


The Government of Belize, through the Economic Development Council, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility (CCPF) – funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, the Caribbean Development Bank, and the Government of Canada – announced a partnership with Le Wagon, a world-leading coding school, to launch a data analysis training bootcamp targeting Belizean youths 0n June 7th, 2021.
This bootcamp is a part-time training to be delivered over 14 weeks and will equip students with the requisite skills to future-fit professions across the globe. Le Wagon’s peer-to-peer approach and immersive, hands-on learning methods build necessary soft and digital technical skills that employers increasingly require and the new world of work, giving each student a human and social adventure with mutual aid between learners, constant exchanges with the 10,000 alumni across 40 campuses worldwide and a vast number of events organized within the host country’s tech ecosystem.
The program will distribute a limited number of scholarships to any interested Belizean citizen over the age of 18, and there are no prerequisites. Interested persons must apply through the website and undergo a selection process.
The partnership reflects the commitment to develop Belizean talent via internationally recognized and successful education models that bolster key competitive 21st century skills. With a steadfast focus on driving the employability of young people in Belize, the bootcamp will enable students to secure roles at tech and digital companies. The bootcamp will run from 26th July to 30th October 2021. The deadline for applications is July 17th. For more information, please visit
About the Economic Development Council (EDC)
The Economic Development Council is the Government of Belize’s official mechanism for public-private dialogue. It has the mandate to foster enhanced communication, collaboration, innovation, and meaningful joint efforts for advancing strategic reforms for improving the ease of doing business in Belize. The EDC is supported by a technical secretariat, the Public-Private Desk in the Office of the Prime Minister.
About the IDB
The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance, and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.
About the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility
Compete Caribbean is a private sector development program that provides technical assistance to support productive development policies, business climate reforms, clustering initiatives, and technology and innovation in Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SME) in the Caribbean region. The program, jointly funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), and the Government of Canada, supports projects in 13 Caribbean countries. The CCPF is an example of how the Bank brings additional partners, insight, and resources to improve lives throughout the region.
About Le Wagon
Le Wagon is an internationally renowned coding school that offers intensive bootcamps. Le Wagon’s mission is to enable the greatest number of people to learn digital skills in order to change their life, thrive in their career or launch their tech project. The school offers web development and data science courses and is the world’s most acclaimed coding bootcamp according to student reviews on Switchup and Coursereport*. Founded in 2013, Le Wagon now boasts an international presence in 40 cities around the world, a community of 10,000 alumni from all walks of life, a proven teaching method, and a corporate offer for companies to hire, train and retain top tech talent.
Le Wagon achieves global recognition through partnerships with some of the world’s leading higher education institutions, including Imperial College London and HEC Paris, IAE (Argentina) and ENAP (Brazil).

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