Ribeirao Preto City Hall

05/18/2022 11:40 – Funtec

Funtec receives equipment to train software developers

The appointment by the Ministry of Economic Development of the State of São Paulo enables partnership with PISO and Supera Parque

Photographs: Guilherme Cerselli

The Technological Training Foundation of Ribeirão Preto (Funtec), an institution associated with the City Hall, received on Wednesday, May 18, a donation of 21 computers and accessories that will be used to train and qualify professionals for the technology market in Information.

The equipment was donated by the Ministry of Economic Development of the State of São Paulo and is part of a partnership with Supera Innovation and Technology Park in Ribeirão Preto and PISO (Software Innovation Hub), where they formed the Software Training Centre, by PISO and based in the technology park.

Mayor Duarte Nogueira highlighted the importance of the institution for the people of Ribeirão Preto. Funtec offers free, high quality professional courses. In the past year alone, Funtec has created 67 classes, with 2,882 enrolments, and since January, it has opened 28 classes. We need and will continue to invest in education.”

Data from Brascom shows that the Brazilian demand for professionals in the fields of software, ICT services and in-house IT (for which other sectors are not defined as IT is typically) should reach 797,000 vacancies. In five years (from 2021 to 2025). Despite the opportunities, there is a shortage of qualified labor to meet the demand.

Dalton Marques, Supera Parque’s director of development, explains that the goal of the transfer is to help Funtec train more professionals to meet growing market demand. “The IT market is one of the fastest growing in Brazil and in the world. With the transfer of equipment, it will be possible for more young people to participate in the training courses offered by Funtec, and therefore, they will be able to prepare for access to the labor market”, he confirms.

The first category to be launched will be software development in JAVA, with a payload of 260 hours and a duration of four months. Lessons will be from Monday to Thursday, four hours a day. Young people with low incomes who have not yet joined the labor market can participate.

Rodrigo Simões, CEO of Funtec, explains that the institution is preparing to offer new training courses for young people and adults. “We launched in-person and free software developer training, keeping in mind the current market demands. The idea is to provide young people with the possibility to get their first job,” he highlights.

“The young man receiving the training will have a programmer training focused on JAVA. You will be able to learn and train yourself in any other technology. We will also have a partnership with Centro Universitário Barão de Mauá, which will make psychology students available to recruit and select these candidates”, explains Andressa Cantolini. , CEO of PISO.


The Foundation offers vocational training courses aimed at meeting the requirements of the labor market, with the aim of creating real job opportunities and social integration for young people and adults, free and accessible. The target audience is people who are unemployed or looking for new qualifications to advance professionally.

Currently, Funtec offers 24 courses in the areas of Information Technology, Information Technology, Management, Commerce, Customer Service, Services, Languages, Finance and Ethics. More information about the courses can be found at Funtec’s websiteby phone (16) 3931-5400 or directly at the foundation’s headquarters, at Rua Álvares Cabral, 629, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Software Training Center

Started in 2014, the Software Training Center has been running its operations in Supera Parque and managing PISO, Software APL’s management entity in Ribeirão Preto. The project was created thanks to the Paulista Support Program for APLs, with resources coming from the State Secretariat for Economic Development.

FLOOR was recognized in 2013 as a Domestic Production Arrangement (APL), and through this recognition, it received a contribution to purchase equipment for the FLOOR Training Center in Supera Parque, which operated from 2013 to 2020.

beat Park

The Ribeirão Preto Supra Innovation and Technology Park, operated by Fipase, is the result of a partnership between the University of São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto City Council and the São Paulo State Development Department. Installed on the local USP campus, the Park houses the Supera business incubator, the Supera Technology Center, the Health Local Productive Arrangement (APL), the Software Industrial Pole (PISO), as well as the Supera Business Center.

In all, there are 95 companies installed in the park, of which: 72 companies are in the Supra technology-based incubator; and 23 developments in the business center. The technology park is expanding with urbanization in plots of land for the installation of companies and the implementation of Container Park, a new business park. More information about the park is available at location.

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