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Ciudad Creativa Digital and Digital Skills Academy announce scholarship winner

Ciudad Creativa Digital and Digital Skills Academy announce scholarship winner

Itzel Martinez secures place on Digital Skills Academy's BSc (Honours) Degree in Digital Technology, Design and Innovation.

Ciudad Creativa Digital (CCD), in association with Digital Skills Academy, has awarded a scholarship on the highly rated BSc (Honours) Degree in Digital Technology, Design and Innovation to Itzel Martinez Felix of Guadalajara, Mexico. 

The BSc (Honours) in Digital Technology, Design and Innovation commences in October 2015 with international participants from North and Latin Americas, Africa, the UK and Ireland.  The aim of the International BSc is to combine digital business acumen with digital technology expertise, a hybrid skill set increasingly sought after by leading tech players worldwide.  With an emphasis on multidisciplinary teaching by respected industry leaders, participants can gain cutting edge experience working on projects with start-ups, SMEs and global corporations like Allianz, Oracle and Telefonica.

The award ceremony was hosted by the Mayor of Guadalajara, Ramiro Hernandez, at the Palacio de Gobierno in Guadalajara, Mexico on the 21st July, “When we speak of Ciudad Creativa Digital we are not only talking about this great project of technological and economic transformation, but also the integral transformation in terms of its infrastructure.” he said.

The event was also attended by Digital Skills Academy CEO, Paul Dunne and Mauricio Navarro of CCD.

Paul Dunne, CEO and founder of the Digital Skills Academy, said: “Mexico has a growing reputation for female entrepreneurs in the world of tech, so it’s fitting that Itzel has won this scholarship.  The overall standard of entries from Guadalajara and Jalisco was so high, and choosing only one so difficult, we have decided to award a second scholarship next month.”

Furthermore, he mentioned that among the factors taken into consideration in choosing the winner, was the message that Guadalajara is a city with great potential in digital leadership. 

Itzel Martinez, the winner of the scholarship, stated that she "feels privileged to win the scholarship and hopes to make the most of the support given in the programme." She also stressed the importance of having more women in technology education and business roles in Mexico.