Singapore Polytechnic (SP) has recently partnered the Token Economy Association (TEA) to develop and launch the FinTech Deep Dive Series, with the first series on Blockchain.
There is a skill shortage against the demand in Singapore for blockchain development skills, which is ranked in the top three job demands in almost every global region.
The FinTech Deep Dive Series aims to help Singapore develop local talent for blockchain and for companies to leverage on this technology.
Courses on blockchain are curated by TEA and the course content is designed mainly by Dr Ernie Teo, a former Blockchain Research Scientist at IBM.
This series is targeted at software programmers who want to improve their proficiency in blockchain application development.
Mr Patrick Tay, Assistant Secretary-General of NTUC, graced the launch at the inaugural Singapore Blockchain Day at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability on Saturday (31 August).
SP and TEA, along with the Banking and Financial Services Union (BFSU), Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), Enterprise Singapore (ESG), and Workforce Singapore (WSG) also jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Together, these agencies will work toward developing the capability and proficiency of talents in the FinTech and blockchain fields through courses and workshops.
This collaboration will build a pipeline of local talents looking to enter the emerging areas of FinTech and blockchain as Singapore inches closer to its vision of becoming a regional Fintech hub.
The launch of the FinTech Deep Dive Series comes after the tertiary education institute and the self-regulatory organisation for the Singapore digital assets industry launched the FinTech – Blockchain (Beginner) course in February this year following its announcement in December 2018.
SP and TEA are also set to roll out the FinTech – Blockchain (Intermediate) course to eligible participants.
TEA Chairman Chia Hock Lai had said that students who complete both the courses “will be competent enough to join the ranks of blockchain developers”.
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