Lead2030 Challenge for Goal 4

Supported by Deloitte in partnership with the Global Business Coalition for Education

The Challenge: Preparing young people with the skills to succeed in 2030

Education is the cornerstone of sustainable development yet there are currently 1.8 billion young people (aged 10-24) worldwide and over half of this population will not have the skills necessary to participate in the emerging global workforce. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) clearly recognize that this gap must be closed, as the international community more explicitly addresses the challenges of quality and equity in education.

The shifting nature of work means rethinking the skills and opportunities needed for success. There is misalignment between youths’ aspirations, industries’ skills needs, and the models built to address the gap of education and skills training. Deloitte and the Global Business Coalition for Education are committed to addressing this disconnect.

The Lead2030 Challenge for SDG4 supported by Deloitte was launched to identify innovative initiatives that align with Deloitte’s mission to prepare 50 million people to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy by 2030. The challenge was developed in collaboration with The Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education) which brings the business community together to accelerate progress in delivering quality education for all of the world’s children and youth.

The Winner

Ilana Milkes, World Tech

Shaping how the world learns.


WORLD TECH is shaping how the world learns. Ilana and her team have pioneered on-site coding bootcamps in Latin America from 2014 and have since trained over 1500 young people with highly-demanded skills. WORLD TECH provide rapid skills training that is relevant, efficient and highly valuable.

Now offering hybrid training, WORLD TECH combines the best of the online world with on-site skills development through an adaptive platform for B2B and B2C called bootcamps.online.

WORLD TECH also led the 1st and largest public-private effort to close the digital gap in emerging economies in alliance with the World Bank and Rice University in 2016 (decodingbootcamps.org) and have provided over 50 full-scholarships to women from low-income families to be able to enter the software development industry. All content is hosted on bootcamps.online, the world's 1st technology education marketplace to personalize learning and empower students with highly-demanded digital skills.

Job placement rates as a result of WORLD TECH's work are above 95% - and many startups have been born after attending bootcamps: tarefa.co (over 500,000 users); docmeti.com (over 2000 users) and Mensajeros Urbanos. WORLD TECH also measures salary increases after students take our bootcamp (on average x2 - x3) within 3 months of graduation.



“We are grateful, thrilled and excited to be part of OYW's leading initiative to continue shaping how the world learns and works.“