Rio City Hall opens Youth Space in the Jacarezinho favela with technology courses for young people – Rio de Janeiro City Hall


The Jacarezinho unit begins its activities with the offer of 500 places for courses – João Matheus/Rio City Hall

The Special Secretariat for Youth in Rio de Janeiro (JUVRio) inaugurated, this Monday (01/04), another Youth Space. The unit located in the Jacarezinho favela is the sixth opened by the City of Rio with a focus on training young people aged 15 to 29 interested in preparing for the opportunities of Industry 4.0.

– This is the sixth Youth Space, which is a network of public facilities aimed at training and qualifying young people for the Industry 4.0 market. Each of these pieces of equipment has the capacity to serve up to 500 young people per month and is a legacy that we leave for the city of Rio – said the Secretary of Youth, Salvino Oliveira.

In the Space, courses in Digital Media, Game Design, Robotics, Mobile Programming, Sound Industry (DJ), 3D Printing, Drone Operator, Advanced Industry and IT for Business will be offered. The project has already trained more than 10 thousand students since the first unit was opened, less than two years ago.

Student Isabela Veiga Coutinho, aged 16, will be one of the people benefiting from the new Youth Space. A resident of Jacarezinho, she will save time and money on transportation to take the desired courses.

– It will make it easier for me, because I took the course at Espaço da Juventude do Estácio, which is a little far away. As I’m now living in Jacarezinho, right back here, it’s easier to take the courses. I’m thinking about working with images, so the drone operator course will help a lot – said the student.

Student Isabela Veiga will now be able to study close to home – João Matheus/Rio City Hall

Courses and registrations open

The Jacarezinho unit begins its activities by offering 500 places in Information Technology for Business and Mobile Programming courses. There are 250 places for each course. To register, simply access the secretariat’s social networks until Wednesday (03/04) at the link: Classes will be held between April 4th and 30th, with classes from Monday to Friday. The course will offer certification, like all others.

About the Youth Space

Since September 2022, five units have been delivered to the population in the Estácio, Cidade de Deus, Vigário Geral, Vargem Pequena and Madureira neighborhoods. The methodology of this teaching equipment is based on the development of young people’s critical, collaborative, investigative, creative, entrepreneurial and authorial sense.

In the space, Digital Media, Robotics and Sound Industry (DJ) courses will be offered, among others – João Matheus/Rio City Hall


  • April 1, 2024

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