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Ferrari and Telmex Join Forces to Find Latin American Talent

By Alessa Flores | Thu, 07/09/2020 - 15:22

Let’s jump into the Week in Talent!

Ferrari and Telmex Join Forces to Find Latin American Talent in Motor Sports

The Ferrari Drivers Academy announced an agreement with Mexican businessman Carlos Slim and Escudería Telmex to detect and promote young motor sports talents in Mexico and Latin America, according to a Milenio note. The agreement will allow a group of pilots between 14 and 17 years old to go to a training camp in Maranello and, subsequently, be selected to join the Ferrari Drivers Academy for a year. Drivers will also be able to drive in a European Formula 4 Championship, a category that in recent years has proven to be the best entry point for those coming from karting.

Survey Reveals that 69 Percent of Workers Believe that HR is Not on Their Side

Half of employees believe that HR cannot be trusted, while 69 percent think that the division is not on their side. The investigation concluded that "people continue to see human resources as little help, inconsistent and removed from workers’ problems." There is also some dissatisfaction with the way in which certain problems are handled, explains a Forbes México note.

Daimler Commercial Vehicles’ Specialized Technicians Graduate in Mexico 

Daimler Commercial Vehicles Mexico reported that, as part of its "Talent Training" program, the fourht generation of young technicians specialized in their various Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz bus brands have completed their studies, according to a note from La Jornada. The generation added 14 young people to the 75-graduates program, which aims to develop diesel automotive technicians with a specialty in commercial vehicles.

Academic Institutions and Private Companies Promote Mexican Talent

In Mexico, more than 31,200 students travel abroad every year. Of these, 57.6 percent do so for undergraduate university studies, 24.9 percent to pursue a Master’s degree and 17.5 percent to attend a training course, according to a note from Heraldo de México with data from the 2019 Mexico Migration and Remittances Yearbook. Companies have implemented programs like Huawei’s “Seeds for the Future” initiative, which consists of a cultural and educational experience in the field of information and communication technologies. Through its Developer Experience Program, meanwhile, Microsoft offers training to students around the world in cloud, IoT and Big Data topics.

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Milenio, Forbes México, La Jornada, Heraldo de México
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Alessa Flores Alessa Flores Senior Journalist and Industry Analyst