Comunitat Valenciana Digital District will be the headquartes of the 42Alicante campus, a programming and technology training project developed by Fundación Telefónica. The campus will start in the first semester of 2021, with capacity for 600 students and will occupy a space of 3,500 square meters in the Digital District facilities.

The training will be cost-free, in-person and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 42Alicante takes on the challenge of offering job opportunities in programming and technologies such as cybersecurity, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain or IoT, among others. It is a pioneering and disruptive method, based on peer learning, gamification and self-learning, which is backed by the success of 100% job placement in more than twenty countries.

Fundación Telefónica has developed about 100 training itineraries in the campus’ study plan, covering different technical fields, with the aim of achieving mastery of programming and literacy throughout 21 levels.

How does the training work?

The learning method developed by 42Alicante does not require prior knowledge. The only requirement is to be over 18 years old. Candidates must register on the project’s website and take an online test, which consists of two tests, one by memory and the other by logic. Once the test is passed, you must wait for a “pool” to open, which is a face-to-face training and selection period of four weeks.

In this time all the candidates will have to develop 16 projects, four exams and three teamwork. When they pass this phase, they enter the academy as students and begin the decision-making process and self-management of study time.

42Alicante is a campus where each student freely sets his learning rhythm and where collaborative work, effort and perseverance are the main values.

Alicante is the fourth city in Spain to host one of the Fundación Telefónica campus, with Madrid, Málaga and Bizkaia. This project will boost the tech talent in the region, anticipating the professional scenario of the future. The main objective is to respond to the needs of the national and international companies that work from Spain and prepare society for the new digital professions.

The Region of Valencia -and the city of Alicante through Digital District-, has become a benchmark for innovation and technology projects. With a firm commitment to attract technological talent and complete the digital transformation of the society.