A total of 11 companies with technology and software development operations, specialized outsourced services, contact centers, education, and human resources, with opening for people with English fluency, participated from the ‘Cali Talent Expo’, the first employability workshop with a bilingual approach, held at the Valle University, in partnership with Invest Pacific and the Economic Development Secretary of the Mayor’s office of Cali, this past October 26.
The purpose of this workshop was to help individuals with English fluency as a second language to access information on the 1,788 openings available by national and multinational companies from the various sectors that were part of this workshop, which gathered more than 500 attendees, between the academic community and general public, being an open fair to all bilingual citizens.
The companies that participated in ‘Cali Talent Expo’ were: Encora, TaskUs, Lean Solutions, Alorica, Sophos Solutions, Teleperformance, Sitel, Univalle, Solvo Global, Accedo and Listos.
During the ‘Cali Talent Expo’ the audience attended lectures free-of-cost, about English as a transforming tool for development; pointers about the future of the labor market, and tips for job interviews. In case you missed it, re-live the installation and first cycle of lectures in this Facebook Live.
The fair’s opening featured the participation of Liliana Arias – Academic Vice-Rector of Valle University, Liliana Sierra – Economic Development Secretary of Cali, and Manolo Constain – Investment Manager of the Service Sector for Invest Pacific; companies related to the stands, and the audience, all attended at the Mario Carvajal Library, located at the Melendez campus of Valle University, south of Cali.
“We are very pleased to have you here at Valle University to keep on building networks between the public and private. By working together, we can promote not only the city’s youth, but also all our community in Cali and the region. Hence, we must make the most out of these offers, for bilingual individuals in English, and also for those specialized in areas such as data engineering, contact centers, and software development companies, among others”, noted Liliana Arias, Academic Vice-Rector.
Similarly, the Economic Development Secretary of Cali, Liliana Sierra, stated that: “Within our city’s investment fostering project we are working with such companies that have settled in town, to offer bilingual employment. This time the ‘Cali Talent Expo’ fair was held for bilingual people seeking to access job openings in BPO, call centers, KPO, and technological service operations”.
“As Agency our task is to bring new companies from various sectors to town, namely services and technology operations. There are several opportunities for human talent, and the key to access to them is English fluency”, reported Manolo Constain, Investment Manager for Invest Pacific.
Invest Pacific fosters and partners with these kinds of initiatives to promote bilingualism for employability, thanks to the increasing interest of multinational companies to hire local human talent to establish their operations in our city/region.