42 Rio School arrives in Brazil due to a partnership between IDG and Fábrica de Startups
Institute for Development and Management (IDG) and Fábrica de Startups announced on December 7th there'll be a Brazilian version of École 42, the acclaimed French technology school. 42 RIO will be the first unit of the social impact project in Latin America.
The project aims to have 450 students attending its courses and workshops for free every year.
"The inauguration of 42 Rio will be significant for the training of technology professionals, especially the young people in the port area, and will play an instrumental role in promoting the economy of this region," Ricardo Piquet, president of IDG, anticipates. "The institute's mission is to develop the potential of individuals and organizations. For IDG it's a pleasure to be part of this story along with Fábrica de Startups".
Founded in 2013 in France, École 42 advocates for an innovative model that merges collaborative teaching and learning through projects. Students create group projects based on real business challenges. Each student is responsible for one step and they evaluate themselves. As the project matures, they level up till reaching stage 21. In face of the success with thousands of students in France, 85% of whom are employed by the first year and with a drop-out rate of less than 5%, École 42 expanded to Silicon Valley (USA), South Africa and Ukraine.
"Having 42 in Rio will be an opportunity to promote social inclusion for thousands of young people through the language of the future: technology. It's a gift for Brazilian education and even more for a generation that needs to be qualified for those times of economic recovery. And with Fábrica de Startups we can boost the creation of increasingly better, more innovative and scalable startups", explains Hector Gusmão, CEO of Fábrica de Startups Brasil.
Let's use technology to build a better future!