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On July 15th, Colégio Sinodal, from São Leopoldo, became the first school in Latin America to join the SAP Young Thinkers global program. According to the agreement made, teachers will receive training on SAP technology and will receive educational material to use in class. Moreover, the top 10 students will have the opportunity to come to the Labs, once a year, for a special activity. The expectation is to start using the material and begin the training of teachers in August.

The cooperation agreement came because of a joint effort between the University Alliances team and SAP Labs Latin America’s Managing Director Dennison John. “When planning to implement this program in Latin America, the first obvious choice was Colégio Sinodal, since it is part of our neighborhood and the most important private school in the metropolitan area”, said Dennison. Young Thinkers is a University Alliances program focused in students among the ages of 10 and 18. The goal of the program is to stimulate the interest of students in careers around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer, and Math) topics in order to increase the number of university students on the technology fields.

The principal of Colégio Sinodal, Ivan Renner stated that this is an exceptional chance and is going to open opportunities to students. “SAP is a giant in the IT market. We are honored to receive this invitation. Today many of our former students are SAP employees and we are very proud of it. It is a unique knowledge that our school will offer to students.” 

The school will privilege the admission of SAP Labs LA employees’ children at any time of the year according to school´s availability. In addition, foreign students will not pay any additional charges in comparison to local Brazilian students.

The students will get in touch with SAP for the first time in August at the traditional Colégio Sinodal Career Fair.

Thanks to Dennison John, Angelo Agra, Daniel Duarte and Alison Cardoso for making this happen!

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