Partnership formed to provide blockchain training
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) Division of Continuing Education announced a partnership with The Decentralized Education Nexus (The DEN) to provide formal training and certification programs for blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Blockchain is growing rapidly and is impacting many industries, including manufacturing.
“This partnership is all about bringing top-notch blockchain and distributed ledger technology academic programs to higher education and providing corporations and students with industry-tested learning experiences that they won’t find anywhere else,” said Surag Sheth, CEO and Co-Founder of The DEN. “With this partnership, we’re starting off the new year with two exciting programs – Ethereum Engineering Masterclass and Blockchain for Business Leaders.”
The Ethereum Engineering Masterclass provides existing developers with the necessary tools and knowledge they will need to develop decentralized applications on the Ethereum blockchain. An Upwork report showed the demand for blockchain development skills has increased over 6000 percent through 2018. Blockchain technologies are rapidly working their way into every nook and cranny of global industry and business. With lightning fast expansion and innovations occurring every day, ambitious developers have been presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spearhead humanity’s path through the next digital revolution.
The partnership aligns closely with UCI Division of Continuing Education’s initiative to offer specialized, innovative programs designed for the working professional seeking to advance their career, start a company, or stay on the cutting edge of technological developments.
“Blockchain technologies are evolving quickly and a variety of career opportunities are created every day for business and software development professionals,” said Hally Gruber, director of technology programs at UCI DCE.
Sheth added, “Ultimately, this partnership will increase opportunities for workforce participation and quality employment within a rapidly growing industry.”
University of California, Irvine
– Edited from a UCI press release by CFE Media.
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