NTT Data has decided to bet firmly on the People with disabilities. For this reason, it has launched uniquecampits first digital bootcamp aimed at this group, in collaboration with Eurofirms and Factoría F5.
After a selection process carried out by the Eurofirms Foundationin which 270 people with a disability equal to or greater than 33% have participated, will finally be 24 candidates that will become part of the project. The training will last 850 hours over six months (February to September) and will focus on FullStack Web Development. Those students who pass the final evaluation will join the NTT DATA staff as web developers.
This program confirms NTT Data’s commitment to diversity and social inclusion, whose Uniqueness strategy offers future opportunities to anyone committed to the technological field to achieve an increasingly diverse workforce. With Uniquecamp, the company focuses on the inclusion of people with disabilities, whose unemployment rate according to the World Bank is 63%, which places them at risk of poverty and social exclusion.
The 24 students selected to do this training program come from different parts of the Spanish geography, from Seville, Cádiz, Barcelona, Zaragoza, La Coruña, Pamplona, Madrid and Valencia. Also, continuing with the gender diversity principle that the company promotes in its actions, 50% of the selected candidates are women.
Export the project
Following the evaluation of this pilot, NTT DATA aims to announce new editions of this program and export it to other countries of the company.
“At NTT Data we are convinced that diversity promotes innovation and gives us new capabilities to face the sustainable future we are building. Initiatives like Uniquecamp are an example of this”, says Pablo Lozano, Head of Talent Acquisition Spain at NTT Data. “We are delighted to offer training to these 24 students who, we hope, will become part of our workforce starting in September and, in this way, make us a more complete company, where diverse talent and responsible technology continue to be the key piece of our business purpose”.
María Jordà, director of the Eurofirms Foundation, points out that “It is essential that there are more initiatives of this type, in which the growing need to incorporate talent in the technological field also extends to groups that have difficulties entering the labor market, such as people with disabilities, who have a lot to contribute to the companies”.