Training initiatives

Learn about some of the regional initiatives and programs aimed at strengthening the bilingual capabilities of Cali and Valle del Cauca’s human resources, in order to make the region increasingly more competitive and to continue to respond to the demands of sectors such as service outsourcing, new technologies and software development, which are the industries that today most require English proficiency. As bilingualism is a key attribute in the industry, several institutions in Valle del Cauca belonging to the public, private, academic and social sectors, have joined forces to create programs that help strengthen the English skills of the region’s highly talented workforce.

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English for Contact Centers

This English course for Contact Centers was the result of an alliance between Universidad Javeriana Cali, Propacífico and Invest Pacific, all part of the Compromiso Valle collective. In its first edition in 2021, 26 people including young people and adults, were trained for three months. These beneficiaries went from level B1 to B2, with the possibility to join a company in the BPO sector in Cali.

By 2022, two new groups are expected to be formed, for a total of 40 new citizens proficient in English.

Cali Open to Work

The ‘Cali Open To Work’ program is led by the Secretary of Economic Development of the Mayor’s Office of Cali and Comfenalco Valle Delagente. These are programs aimed at all Cali residents who want to improve their English level free of charge.

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Bilingual Talent

Bilingual Talent was conceived as a digital campaign involving the public sector, universities, schools, hotels, airlines, mass media and other allied organizations. Since then, it became a positioning strategy for Invest Pacific, in connection to other regional initiatives and programs aimed at the common regional purpose to foster the bilingual capabilities of its population in order to encourage the presence of more service operations and, with them, new job opportunities. This microsite you are visiting is the result of this great regional commitment to a competitive and bilingual territory!

For this reason, Invest Pacific invites all Cali and Valle del Cauca residents who are fluent in English and are waiting for a job opportunity to take part in Bilingual Talent, which seeks to connect them with multinationals in the global services sector that have openings for their contact center operations, software development or technology. To participate you only have to fill out this form, authorizing Invest Pacific to let you know about training programs and bilingual job opportunities for the region’s talent.