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Inside the Industry: Shaping future tech leaders with Avion School

Inside the Industry: Shaping future tech leaders with Avion School
Avion School co-founder Victor Rivera aims to bridge the gap between education and employment in Philippine tech

We’re all familiar with the “college dropout” stereotype that pervades throughout the global tech industry. With successful academic outliers like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, many have begun to question the real value of higher education.

For Filipino founder Victor Rivera, such stories and his own discontent with tech and business curriculums motivated him to leave college and launch the online education platform Avion School.

A teacher once said that if he were to hire a CEO, the candidate would need an MBA. That didn’t make a lot of sense to me because for one, the teacher had a PHD, and two, I didn’t plan to get an MBA.

Victor Rivera, co-founder of Avion School

Although there are already several existing education platforms out in the market, Avion School boasts a unique payment model: enrollees need not pay for their tuition until they are hired as software engineers. This positions Avion School as both an educator and a career mentor for future tech leaders.

Just a few months since its founding, Avion School has become one of three Filipino startups admitted into international business accelerator Y-Combinator.

In this episode, Filipino startup founder Victor Rivera aims to bridge the gap between education and employment in the Philippine tech industry.

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