• This Program Will Allow Young People from Tilarán, Guápiles, Cartago, Heredia and San José to Have the Chance to Apply for a Place as a Medtronic Coyol Site Intern and to Obtain Their First Experience in the
  • Medtech Industry
    Medtronic Coyol Site Is the Largest Employer of Precision Operators in Costa Rica

September. Medtronic plc, the world’s largest medical technology, services, and solutions company, today announced a key partnership with the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica to generate an internship program for local college students. This project will allow young people from Tilarán, Guápiles, Cartago, Heredia and San José to have the chance to apply for a position as a Medtronic Coyol Site intern and to obtain their first experience in the Medtech industry.

Through the internship program, the Medtronic Coyol Site will receive the first group of 10 interns for 3 months. During this period, they will have the chance to use their knowledge acquired from their formal education and experiment with tools such as Power BI and Microsoft Project, as well as learn statistical analysis for manufacturing processes.

“The students will have the chance to perform as a manufacturing engineer analyzing processes, review machinery, and develop a project with the supervision of a Medtronic mentor during the 3-month program. Our goal is to help them to understand all the operations that take place on the manufacturing floor of a medtech company,” said Alberto Meseguer, site director of the Medtronic Coyol Site.

The Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica will be responsible of nominating students from different careers, such as Computer Engineering, Industrial Production, Materials Engineering, among others, focused on the area of production and information technology.

This internship program represents an opportunity for professional growth and the application of knowledge acquired at the university, under the guidance of people with extensive experience in a global and strategic industry. Once the internship has been completed, the potential for employment with the company will be assessed based on the overall results of the projects in which they were involved.

“We recognize the efforts of Medtronic Coyol Site to allow our young talents to develop their capacities outside the classrooms, this program complements an ideal educational quality with field experience, a fundamental reason to encourage more specialized recruitments in the Life Sciences industry,” said Carlos Wong, director of Coyol Free Zone.

Medtronic, a Medtech Giant in Costa Rica

Medtronic began operations in the Coyol Free Zone in 2015. Medtronic choose Costa Rica because of its positive conditions for investment, particularly regarding qualified human talent, and strategic location. The Medtronic Coyol Site is the largest employer of precision operators in the country and their manufacturing lines are dedicated to components for devices used in spinal surgery.

The Medtronic Coyol Site is a key piece to continue the accomplishment of the company’s mission of restoring health, alleviating pain, and extending the lives of more people in Costa Rica and around the globe.

About Coyol Free Zone
Coyol Free Zone is the leading medical device export park in Costa Rica, exporting more than US$2 billion per year, equivalent to 58% of exports in the manufacturing segment of the country’s Free Zone Regime. It was selected as the Best Free Trade Zone in Latin America, Most Innovative Free Trade Zone of the Year and Business Center for Life Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing, according to The European magazine. It is ranked #7 in the Top 10 Free Zones in the world according to the international investment agency fDi Intelligence and is listed as one of the Top Free Zones 2020 according to Site Selection Magazine.

About Medtronic
Medtronic plc (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic employs more than 90,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in more than 150 countries. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare Further, Together.