And there is a sector of the economy where there is a surplus of vacancies.
Twenty-two years old, recently graduated in microelectronics and already in career transition. Attracted by the window of opportunity she saw on her computer screen, Paula Mayumi began to study programming.
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“What caught my attention at the beginning was precisely the high number of job openings in this area”, he says.
Yes, this is a sector that is in the opposite direction of the crisis in the job market: there are more vacancies than people. Much more.
The Association of Information and Communication Technology and Digital Technologies Companies calculates that in five years almost 800 thousand new jobs will be created, but Brazil trains just over 53 thousand technology professionals per year, which should open a deficit of 532 thousand people to work in the area.
“People wonder why Brazil hasn’t collapsed in terms of talent shortages. During this period, especially the pandemic period, we saw the emergence of several training offers”, says the president of Brasscom, Sergio Paulo Gallindo.
This is the case of the NGO that offers the course that Paula is taking. Online classes, every day, from 8 am to 5 pm, for 12 weeks.
“We understand that these people have a certain urgency to enter the job market. It is a segment that is open to everyone, but people need to dedicate themselves, update themselves, because it is a universe that is always changing and being updated”, says the marketing manager of Generation Brasil, Rogério Araújo.
The experience of those who teach programming says that the word “technology” is still scary. There is often that thought that “this is not for me”, but the truth is that, nowadays, everyone has technology in the palm of their hand.
The market is looking for people to work, for example, in the development of mobile applications, with electronic commerce, with data analysis or even with information security. Speaking like this, it is a little easier to translate what that programming language is.
The association that represents the sector says that there are also other barriers that need to be broken down.
“Seventy-five percent of tech professionals are white men. So we also need to work on these psychosocial aspects so that we have an equitable training to the demand, and being equitable in the demand we increase our park”, says Gallindo.
“There are no ‘so and so was born to be a programmer’ labels. I think it’s for everyone who wants to, who has the opportunity and wants to commit to this new routine of studies and work”, emphasizes Paula.