More countries are taking an interest in Blockchain technology, and those in Latin America have not been left out. This can be said about the Brazilian government who has hired the company, Blockchain Academy Training and Consulting LTDA to teach public servants Blockchain technology. These are people working in the country’s Ministry of finance where fiscal and financial policy is formulated.
Government Signs an Agreement and Funds Blockchain Course
The government revealed on its platform on December, four that an agreement was signed with the tutoring company on November 16, 2018. Therefore, the course will run for four months, starting from when the agreement was signed. The amount that has been invested in the training is 171,000 reais (about 46,000 dollars).
Courses that will be taught include Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, as well as those related to these fields. The training will hold for a total of 76 hours in a closed class, and as such, it is a class with limited membership. Each course will also be segmented into levels to make it easy for participants to grasp what is taught. These are introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Aimed at Familiarizing Employees With the Concepts of Blockchain
The aim of the course is to familiarize employees in the area of Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. These are people that may have heard of these terms but do not know what each entails. Therefore, a class of this nature is bound to trigger their interest while also encouraging the widespread use of the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).
Although the Brazilian nation is reserved when it comes to Blockchain Technology, this development shows that the government is giving it much consideration. Educating employees may be a small step towards the adoption of the DLT, but it is a significant one that may lead to the launch of other projects in this field.
One of the First Blockchain Courses Targeted at Workers
This is one of the first Blockchain courses funded by the government and targeted at a certain group. In Bahrain for instance, a Blockchain course was launched in November. Here, the Bahrain Institute called for applicants from the private and public sectors of the economy. Generally, anyone who has an interest in developing their Blockchain talent can attain.
There is a similar scenario which focuses on a particular group of people. This is the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) who launched an educational tool this month, to teach its graduates Blockchain technology. AFIT has said that the DLT can help in monitoring the supply chain of spare parts to reduce counterfeits.