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They launch free courses to help young people get their first job: how to sign up


Teaching is online and there are no requirements to sign up. One by one, what the training consists of.

Lack of experience, age, not handling other languages, little training and low salaries: these are some of the



young Argentines

pointed out when it came to getting their first job.

According to the

"Shortage of Job Opportunities for Youth" study,

conducted by ManpowerGroup in collaboration with Junior Achievement Americas, 86% of young Argentines between the ages of 18 and 29 had

trouble finding a job

in 2022. 

Faced with this reality,

Arcos Dorados , the company that has the exclusive right to



in Argentina and 20 markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, opens the call to all young people in Argentina to

train in skills

that will be key to their personal development. and professionals.

Courses range from personal finance to emotional intelligence.

Photo: File.

This initiative arose as a response to one of the main problems in the region:

youth unemployment


According to another opinion study, carried out in August 2021 by the company together with the Trendsity consultancy, 61% of young people between the ages of 16 and 25 

considered it necessary to train

to strengthen their skills and compensate for the lack of experience when obtaining a first job. formal.

These are

free courses

on emotional intelligence, personal finances, customer service, entrepreneurship, health and well-being, among other options.

McDonald's is one of the largest

generators of first formal employment

in the region: 85% of employees are young people under 25 years of age and most of them are studying and having their first work experience.

For this reason, the company continues to bet on

training and providing opportunities

for the development and training of talent as part of its resource training strategy.

“We are proud to be able to

contribute to the training

of so many young people.

Today, education in tune with work experience is essential so that those who are beginning to take their

first steps in the professional sphere

know what their future can be”, affirms

David Grinberg

, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Arcos Dorados.

The courses are


and are taught through the company's corporate university,

Hamburger University

, founded in Illinois, United States, in 1961.

The company provides development and training opportunities to young people who are just starting out.

Photo: File.

The educational center has

nine campuses

around the world, one of which is located in São Paulo, Brazil;

and the

Digital Campus

, whose objective is to capitalize on the entire educational experience in one place and improve the user experience.

There you can access

content in 4 languages

, available in the 20 countries where the company is present.

And something else:

there is no requirement

to access the free training.

Although they are aimed at young people, there is no age limit or compulsory level of education.

The courses are open to all who want to train and

acquire tools to get a job


What are the free courses that will help you get your first job?

The trainings are given through the free and open educational platform,

MCampus Comunidad

and the course lasts approximately

3 months


In the end, they will be awarded a

Hamburger University certification


You can do all the training you want.

These are the proposals that are currently available:

1) Vocational guidance program

If you are still not sure what you would like to do or study, this course not only helps you discover interests but also boosts your professional development.

It has four modules that delve into professional skills, future goals and will teach you how to

put together your CV

and prepare for

job interviews


Includes a

vocational test


2) Digital Marketing

Fundamental concepts will be studied to promote a business idea and develop a comprehensive marketing plan.

The courses are online and are taught through the company's corporate university, Hamburger University, Photo: Courtesy.

3) Negotiation and influence


and use of open and positive communication that will allow you to achieve high-impact objectives by focusing on the

exposition of ideas and argumentation

as a means to build trust, develop new relationships and achieve the desired purpose.

4) Customer service

Guidelines to kindly lead the new normal by developing strategies to improve communication and build customer loyalty.

5) Health and wellness



6) Entrepreneurship


and strategies to turn ideas into concrete and profitable projects.

7) Personal Finance


course will provide the essential knowledge to be able to build a strategic and effective plan to improve personal finances.

8) Emotional intelligence

The keys


distinguishing, understanding and controlling emotions

to achieve results.

Currently there are 12 free courses open to young people and adults.

Photo: File.

9) Introduction and fundamentals of cybersecurity

What are the most common threats, attacks and vulnerabilities in the virtual world.

In addition, this course will address the security principles to defend networks.

10) Introduction to IoT (Internet of Things)

​Different concepts



is changing the world.

What are the


skills needed to get a well-paid job.

11) Get Connected

 A course in which the basic concepts of the digital world are addressed.

A better understanding of the internet, computers and social networks can be of great help in acquiring professional digital skills.

12) Fundamentals of Python Programming


learn programming from scratch and master Python, a multi-paradigm language used by startups and tech giants like Google, Facebook, Netflix, etc.

How to sign up for the free Arcos Dorados training 

To register, you must enter the McCampus Community at the link There you must fill out a form to access the training.

More than 19,300 young people have already been trained with these

free digital courses

with an official certificate from the Hamburger University corporate university and have accessed professional and personal development tools to enter the world of work.


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