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Crehana opens Colombia office, offers 1,000 scholarships to new students

Don't worry, we speak : Español (Spanish), too!

Contxto – Educational opportunities are growing in Latin America thanks to Crehana, a Peruvian platform offering flexible online training. Recently, the company announced that it will be opening new offices in Colombia.

Boosting creative industries in Colombia

To attract young Colombians, it also intends to offer 1,000 scholarships to those wanting to enroll in one of its courses. 

Founders Diego Olcese and Rodolfo Danino aspire to help participants fulfill their professional dreams while reducing educational disparities in the country. Over the past four years, Crehana has become a reliable resource for users to learn new skills, ranging from vector-based illustrations to 3D animation. 

Over 136,000 Colombians have registered over the platform so far. Multicultural and interdisciplinary teams of 75 professionals now exist in Peru, Colombia and Mexico where they work diligently to combine technological innovation and education. This way, it guarantees top-notch education content designated for digital creators. 

In the end, participants learn new valuable skills that can enhance their resume in hopes of landing their dream jobs. Students receive hands-on experience with guidance from instructors, all of whom are experts in their respective professional fields. 

If you’re a young Colombian wanting to learn new skills, then check out this link. Applications will be open from September 2 to October 17. 

Past successes

Earlier this year, Crehana raised a US$4.5 million Series A from Acumen Latam Capital Partners. Other funds included Dila Capital, Mountain Nazca Mexico, as well as shareholders from Rethink Education and Howzat Partners. This brought the Lima-based company’s total capital raised to US$6.4 million. 

New capital went towards increasing product development with new material. Some of the most popular classes range from SEO to digital marketing, as well as WordPress or Adobe certification programs. 

Graduates have reported salary increases of 36 percent thanks to Crehana. Be sure to check out our edtech review between Crehana and Platzi to figure out which platform best suits your needs!

-JA

Jacob Atkins
Jacob Atkins is a journalist specializing in Latin America. He studied journalism and international relations at American University in Washington, D.C. and has previously reported from Chile, Ecuador, Haiti and Mexico. When he isn't writing he's most likely hiking or drawing.

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