The Government of Gibraltar has announced the launch of a new advisory group that will focus on the creation of new technology related education courses, such as blockchain. The New Technologies in Education (NTiE) group will be a joint initiative between the Government and the University of Gibraltar in collaboration with some of the leading new technology companies based in Gibraltar.
The advisory group will aim to address the growing demand for related skills as the sector continues to expand in Gibraltar. The Minister with responsibility for the University of Gibraltar, Gilbert Licudi, said: “Today’s announcement is a strong indication that we are on the right path towards delivering our objective of addressing the skills requirements that will be needed to fully realise the potential of new technologies.”
“Providing access to innovative courses with expert input from those using this tech-nology in the private sector is a vital component in the development of a sustainable DLT commer-cial community in Gibraltar.”
Nadine Collado, Group Chair and Director of Professional Development and Short Courses at the University of Gibraltar said: “The University is committed to developing and enhancing expertise in technologies such as blockchain, distributor ledger technology, coding and smart contracts across the education sector.”
“We are already scheduling a variety of offerings, to include a Professional Certificate of Competence within this area”.
According to the Government, the courses will equip individuals with knowledge of the workings and potential applications of blockchain technology. In a statement it explained that significant input into course material will come from companies based in Gibraltar who are in the process of becoming regulated license holders of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission.
The courses offered are expected to commence later in 2018.