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 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 recognise that this gap must be closed, and the international community must more explicitly address the challenges of quality and equity in education.

The shifting nature of the modern workforce necessitates rethinking the skills and opportunities needed for success. Youths’ aspirations, industries’ needs, and the models built to address the gap of education and skills training are misaligned. Deloitte and the Global Business Coalition for Education are committed to righting this disconnect.

The Lead2030 Challenge for SDG4, supported by Deloitte, has 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, which gathers the business community to accelerate progress in delivering quality education for youth all over the world.

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 sought-after IT skills. WORLD TECH provide rapid skills training that is relevant, efficient, and highly marketable.

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 tech skills called bootcamps.online.

WORLD TECH led the first 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). They have provided over 50 full-scholarships to women from low-income families, enabling them to enter the software development industry. All content is hosted on bootcamps.online, the world's first 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 a majority of participants’ salaries have increased within 3 months of graduation. Alumni of WORLD TECH bootcamps have founded a host of successful startups, including tarefa.co (over 500,000 users); docmeti.com (over 2000 users) and Mensajeros Urbanos.



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