IOTA Foundation announced a new partnership with the CHAISE consortium. In addition to blockchain technology companies such as INATBA, Fujitsu and the European Digital SME Alliance, IOTA and CHAISE will offer blockchain training courses as part of a four-year grant with the support of the European Union’s “Erasmus + program”.
The #JOTA Foundation joins the #CHAISE Consortium together with leading #blockchain #Technology Organizations including @INATBA_org, @Fujitsu_Global and @EUdigitalsmeto provide blockchain innovation and skills development under a four-year grant. https://t.co/qxlF5VsZN1 pic.twitter.com/YnZFEijz3j
– IOTA (@iota) March 15, 2021
The project aims to support Europe in its race to create a blockchain ecosystem. More importantly, the lack of “digital skills, education and training” in distributed ledger technology in the region is addressed.
In particular, the collaboration will enable the consortium to develop a certified training program for DLTs, including a professional profile of a “blockchain specialist”. A 5-semester “Vocational Training Program in 11 EU Languages” is also being developed. This curriculum includes “non-technical soft skills” such as problem solving, teamwork and a “customer-oriented and entrepreneurial mindset”. In terms of the type of training, the project will bring all of the learning materials together in one open online course.
In addition to IOTA, the consortium of the project is led by the Université Claude Bernard Lyon and other institutions from the blockchain and DLTs sector in the European region.
Regarding the announcement Holger Köther, Director of Partnerships at the IOTA Foundation said in a statement:
We are excited to partner with leading organizations in the field of professional education and leading representatives of the DLT industry to jointly strengthen the leading role of the European Union in realizing the potential of distributed technologies. “