The South Korean government has launched a course for future blockchain experts
South Korean media reported that the government launched a six-month training course on blockchain for 42 participants.
Courses are organized with the aim to increase the number of qualified specialists and are the result of a tripartite partnership of the Ministry of technology, Korean standards Association (KSA) and the Hong Kong blockchain and IoT startups Waltonchain.
Graduates are prepared for “immediate employment” upon completion of the course in January 2019.
The Secretary-General Waltonchain van sang Hyun said:
We will support the employment of students, organization of startups, and training employees, seeking to build a healthy blockchain ecosystem.
The organization of the blockchain— courses — part of the huge investment programme from the government of South Korea, which runs until 2023. Next year the authorities plan to invest more than $4.4 billion in the blockchain and innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI).
At the same time representatives of the government point to the need to fill gaps in the innovation sector and the simultaneous solution of the unemployment problem.
In November the government plans blockchain hackathon, which will award prizes to the teams that demonstrated new ways of utilizing technology.