Software Testing Company Introduces Employment Opportunities for Belizeans
- January 18, 2023
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Belizeans now have a new employment opportunity. U.S.-based Tech Company, Testlio, is launching its program for Central American countries. Ignite is a unique program that provides resources to vulnerable persons in society so they can get employment. The program is geared at helping these groups of people initiate careers in remote software testing via a 10-week scholarship-based program. Love News spoke with Testlio’s Social Impact Manager, Liza Osterdock, who says that graduates will grow from having little or no industry knowledge to possessing the skills needed to become software testers at tech companies.
Liza Osterdoc, Social Impact Manager, Ignite Program, Testlio: “It’s a very intensive 10 weeks where we take people that don’t have any technology experience for software testing and we go through the process of training them, providing them with the necessary equipment for testing like computers, cell phones and different devices. We also provide a stipend based on the area where they are located so they can support themselves with whatever food or bills they need to pay during these 10 to 15 hours a week 10 weeks process. So we benefit the region by providing freelancing opportunity jobs to those individuals without having to leave their house, their communities, even their country. So the positive impact we are creating is people are able to work in a remote environment for a high tech that kind of doesn’t exist in those countries. The people that do get accepted and don’t have the technology or the devices we have a stipend and we provide them a computer and a cell phone for them to go through the program. Provided they stay in the program they keep those devices and that’s kind of like part of the process of supporting them in the journey. If they drop out of the program unfortunately they need to return the devices but we don’t reject or decline anybody based on not having a device, we provide that for them.”