According to El Financiero, Costa Rican high-tech companies doubled their staffing in 2016. The computer science sector continues to be driven by opportunities in programming, cloud computing, augmented and virtual reality, and big data.
Along with the 139 multinational corporations in the country, technology developers face the gap between demand and supply of human resources. The big issue has been the lack of local talent with English and soft skills (teamwork, leadership, persuasion and emotional intelligence) two great strengths TTU graduates obtain. Costa Rica is home to at least 70 high-tech companies exporting abroad and in high demand for a wide variety of computer science professionals.