The nascent technologies and “Big Four” auditing firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is launching training programs to employees on the blockchain.
The two-year digital skills course, dubbed “Digital Accelerators” and said to begin in January, will train 1,000 employees on everything from drones, the blockchain, and cleansing data to 3D printing, a report from tech publication Digiday says.
The intermediate-to-advanced skill-building courses are aimed to enhance PwC employees’ digital skills as well as cut costs for clients, thus boosting internal blockchain expertise, the report added. According to Sarah McEneaney, digital talent leader at PwC and head of the program, PwC clients expect things more digitally in order to control the cost.
“My job is to future-proof our workforce. It just seems table stakes at this point that people should have more technical skills. It’s needed for us to remain competitive and to be responsible for what our clients are also going through.”
Many blockchain expertise is becoming a highly-sought-after skill among employers in a variety of industries. Consequently, more universities and trade schools are giving this nascent field a place in their educational programs, and there are 42% Universities to start free Crypto courses.