New partnership aims to provide hands–on blockchain experience for students

With blockchain already transforming many industries, George Brown College has partnered with the Information Communications and Technology Council Open New Browser Window (ICTC) to share expertise and provide more real-life, hands-on learning opportunities for students. 

In 2018, George Brown became the first Canadian college to offer a certificate in Blockchain Development. Now we’ve partnered with ICTC to ensure our students not only have the skills to drive blockchain innovation, but also work-integrated learning opportunities to gain experience in the emerging field. 

“This partnership is a demonstration of our commitment to work integrated learning. It gives us the ability to enhance opportunities for students by providing the valuable, relevant experience that they need to thrive in emerging sectors while also giving employers access to new talent and ideas,” said Luigi Ferrara, Dean, Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology, George Brown College. 

ICTC predicts that by 2024, Canada will see a demand for 107,000 high-paying blockchain jobs. 

“George Brown College is to be applauded for its foresight and responsiveness to the emerging digital economy. Blockchain is starting to have a huge impact on the global economy. Canadian employers will need to have access to workers trained in this discipline to be competitive,” said Elizabeth Mills, ICTC’S Director Skills Development.