VANCOUVER, July 13, 2020 — A partnership between Dalhousie University’s College of Continuing Education in Halifax, Nova Scotia and blocksEDU leads to new programming to upskill and reskill people in two growing, global industries – blockchain and sustainable energy technologies (SET). This partnership brings together the academic excellence and leadership of Dalhousie University’s College of Continuing Education with the curriculum development and delivery expertise in emerging technologies of blocksEDU.
“We are very excited to announce that Dalhousie University is working with blocksEDU on delivering courses in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) and blockchain,” blocksEDU CEO, Wayne Van Damme states. “Our mission is to deliver quality credentialed education in emerging technologies. Through our partnership with Dalhousie University we are one step closer to delivering on that mission.”
“The team at blocksEDU are experts in these two growing and in-demand industries. We are pleased to partner with blocksEDU to offer learning opportunities that give people a chance to learn new skills in cutting-edge technologies to re-enter the workforce or change careers,” said Dr. Dianne Tyers, Dean of Dalhousie University’s College of Continuing Education.
Both the blockchain and sustainable energy certificates will be offered online starting this September. Each certificate consists of three modules that can be taken beginning in September and completed by the end of February. They will provide the knowledge needed to upskill or make a career move. As well, they will prepare participants to write the relevant certification exam for each industry if desired.
“Blockchain tops the list of most in-demand job skills for the year 2020 according to LinkedIn,” says George Levy, Division Head Blockchain for blocksEDU. “Blockchain technology is establishing itself as an essential technology across many industries. As just one high-profile example, ‘Blockchain Managers’ have been named ‘Critical Infrastructure Workers’ during the pandemic according to the Department of Homeland Security of the United States.”
“As maritime provinces currently lead the nation in wind power and plan to exponentially increase clean energy projects this decade, we can’t imagine a better partner than Dalhousie University to educate the workforce needed for this clean energy transformation,” said Cameron Jones, Division Head, Innovation and Sustainability for blocksEDU. “Atlantic Canada has one of the fastest growing clean-energy sectors in North America, already employing over 47,000 environmental and renewable-energy industry-related jobs in the region.”
For more information on the Blockchain certificate program, visit www.dal.ca/cce/blockchain For more information on the Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET) certificate program, visit www.dal.ca/cce/set
BlocksEDU is a Canadian company based in Vancouver, BC that provides and develops custom online and in-person curriculum and corporate training on emerging tech for companies, universities, and institutions globally. Some of their key courseware offerings include: corporate social responsibility, sustainable energy tech, and blockchain.
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is proudly located in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is ranked one of the friendliest cities in the world. Founded in 1818, we’re one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 19,000 students from around the world. We make a lasting impact by blending transformative academic programs with pioneering research on Canada’s East Coast.
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