IOTA Foundation announced a new partnership with CHAISE consortium. Alongside blockchain tech firms such as INATBA, Fujitsu, and European Digital SME Alliance, IOTA and CHAISE will provide blockchain education under a four-year grant with support of the “Erasmus+ Programme” of the European Union.
The #IOTA Foundation joins the #CHAISE consortium together with leading #blockchain #technology organizations, including @INATBA_org, @Fujitsu_Global and @EUdigitalsme, to 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 is said to assist Europe in its race for establishing a blockchain ecosystem. More importantly, it will address the lack of “digital skills, education, and training” in the field of distributed ledger technology in the region.
Specifically, the collaboration will allow the Consortium to develop a certified training program for DLTs including a “blockchain specialist” occupational profile. It will also develop a 5-semester “VET program in 11 EU languages.” This curriculum includes “non-technical soft skills” such as problem-solving, teamwork, and a “customer-oriented and entrepreneurial mindset.” With regard to the mode of education, the project will consolidate all learning materials into an open online course.
In addition to IOTA, the project’s consortium is led by the Université Claude Bernard Lyon and other entities from the field of blockchain and DLTs in the European region.
With regard to the announcement, Holger Köther, Director of Partnerships at the IOTA Foundation said in a statement:
We are delighted to join leading organizations from both the field of vocational education and DLT industry leaders to jointly strengthen the leading role of the European Union in realizing the potential of distributed technologies.”