The initiative, in the hands of Parliament, finds that the vast majority of companies in the sector have unmet demand.
There is a lack of programmers in particular, but also database administrators and other technicians, which leads to instability in the workforce and the growth of companies.
Deputy Rodrigo Goñi, president of the Innovation, Science and Technology Commission, said the project was an absolute priority.
“The Uruguayan society needs more people, at least temporarily, to further develop this industry,” he stressed.
Goñi wrote on Twitter that Uruguay “needs a Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to survive the technological age.”
The legislative project recognizes significant differences between the preparatory offer of the formal education system and the needs of the sector at national and international levels.