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 Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Digital Talent (Talento Digital) is the ICT Ministry program that seeks to encourage the formation of Colombian in careers related to information and technology. In its first calls 1,336 people benefited with forgivable loans, covering up to 100% of the tuition.

Through 'Digital Talent' the MinTIC bets on the formation of specialized human talent in the use of information technologies, strengthening government online strategy and development of competitiveness, research and innovation.

For the third call, the Ministry allocated a budget of more than $ 17,638 million colombian pesos (aprox. USD 9.6 million) to fund, through ICETEX, technical careers and technological issues related to software development and applications, IT project management, IT services, control and quality assurance in IT Architectures and IT security, marketing, consultative selling, business management and sales management in IT.

The call is now open and will close on June 17th, 2013. Deadline to submit all required documents for accessing ICETEX credit  forgivable.
"We have benefited in the first two calls to 1,336 Colombians, especially in strata 1 and 2, who did not have to worry about money to advance techniques, technologies, and professional degrees in the areas of information technology", said ICT Minister Diego Molano Vega.

Overview of the call:
- Credit 100% forgivable
- Access to credit by ICETEX
- Studies in Technological levels
- Study: Universities, Technical Institutions and Technological Education Institutions for Work and Human Development.

For the forgivable loan is necessary:
- Get relevant diploma or degree
- IT application development for Government Online
- Certificate issued by an entity of public nature
- Transfer of property rights

(Source: MINTIC - Colombia)