Fidelidade supports ’42 Lisboa’
The Portuguese insurer Fidelidade has decided to support ’42 Lisboa’, an innovative and inclusive educational project which aims to give young people skills in programming.
The project is described as disruptive, flexible and free for all 150 students so far enrolled on the scheme.
With this support, Fidelidade is “boosting its innovation strategy for the insurance industry in a world that is increasingly technologically driven, helping students that want to develop their talent in the programming area,” states the company in a communiqué.
Considered the best programming school in the world, with more than 10,000 pupils in 20 countries, ’42’ was founded in Paris in 2013.
The education method is innovative and fosters a learning that does not use the traditional format of classroom teaching, does not have fixed timetables but has been designed to make learning more attractive and motivating, states the institution.
According to Teresa Rosas, Director of Information and Technology at Fidelidade: “Fidelidade’s association with this project reinforces the vision of a company continually investing in innovation, but also in a strategy to attract and keep new, more specialised and diverse talent within the framework of a more inclusive policy.”
“The programme can attract to the company people who have taken an alternative academic path. This diversity will have a very relevant role in the group’s digital transformation, particularly in speeding up automisation, robotisation and digitalisation.,” she added.
The first 42 programme in Lisbon will start in February 2021 with 150 students and, like elsewhere in the world, is wholly sponsored by private companies. Its sponsors are the US-Chinese entrepreneur Ming C. Hsu, the bank Banco Santander and Vanguard Properties.