Guiyang Launches A Blockchain-Focused Vocational College
The Inauguration Ceremony of the College
In an effort to broaden the use of blockchain tech, Guiyang launched a blockchain-centred vocational college on March 31, together with the opening of the first training program designed to build a great team of blockchain experts.
As one of China’s least developed city, Guiyang has never stopped exploring the best path toward prosperity. Since 2014, Guiyang has taken the exciting opportunity of the big data industry to add jobs and boost economy. With advantages of cool weather, sufficient power supply and lower electricity prices, Guiyang has emerged as China’s big data center. People may find it hard to believe it, but Guiyang, whose GDP only ranked 77th in China in 2015, is the first local government to issue a whitepaper on blockchain development and application on Dec. 31,2016.
Guiyang started the blockchain college as a way of integrating resources at universities, enterprises, communities and governments to make Guiyang blockchain ecosystem sound and sustainable. The college will work with its international counterparts to combine training, informative talks and workshops to train and certify more blockchain experts.
40 people from local governments and enterprises take part in the training course. The course will guide people through 30 days to help them grow in confidence as they master blockchain technologies. It is composed of online training and traditional training where highly-skilled trainers will meet all clients for one or two days per week.
It is said that the college aims to train 2000 people in 2017 to develop, test and scale blockchain applications.