Beijing to train 10,000 engineers in digital technologies, including blockchain, each year

July 19, 2023

By Sharan Kaur Phillora

In an effort to remain at the forefront of technological advancements, the Beijing municipal government has disclosed plans to train 10,000 engineers every year in emerging digital technologies. 

Here’s what we know:

This includes high-potential areas like artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and big data, according to a recent report by Xinhua News Agency.

The Beijing Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, which oversees the city’s workforce development, unveiled these plans in an official document on July 7

Besides the training initiative, the document details a proposal to overhaul the talent assessment system. The revamp will allow tech professionals to gain credentials in burgeoning sectors such as blockchain, AI, virtual reality, and cloud computing.

This move aligns with Beijing’s more extensive strategy to accelerate advancements in Web 3.0 – the upcoming internet iteration rooted in technologies like blockchain, metaverse, and non-fungible tokens. The city government had previously released a whitepaper on Web3 in May, further illustrating its commitment to this new digital frontier.

In a related development, the Beijing Metaverse Innovation Center’s establishment was announced at a Web3 summit on July 6. This government-backed organization is set to provide much-needed support for metaverse research, development, and implementation in the city.

As Beijing strives to create an ample pool of digital tech talents, it is evident that the city aims to position itself as a leader in the rapidly evolving global technology landscape.

About the author

Sharan Kaur Phillora’s thirst for knowledge has led her to study many different subjects, including NFTs and Blockchain technology – two emerging technologies that will change how we interact with each other in the future. When she isn’t exploring a new idea or concept, she enjoys reading literary masterpieces.

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