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Central New Mexico CC Launches Blockchain Training, Center of Excellence

CNM Ingenuity, a workforce training-focused nonprofit created by Central New Mexico Community College, is introducing accelerated training opportunities for in-demand job skills in blockchain technology. The organization partnered with The Blockchain Academy, a consultancy that provides a wide range of blockchain courses, to launch the initiative.

Designed to serve students in industries such as law, finance, healthcare and education, the classes offer both instructor-led and self-paced curriculum, from a basic introduction to blockchain to more advanced certifications such Multi-Stack Blockchain Developer.     

"Through this great training opportunity, we're providing individuals with the high-demand skills needed to get jobs in blockchain technology, which is expanding into all areas of the economy," explained Bill Halverson, senior technology advisor at CNM Ingenuity, in a statement. "This partnership allows us to stay ahead of the curve and keep these training opportunities up-to-date with the latest technological advances."

In addition to the training initiative, the college plans to create a Blockchain Center of Excellence, which will "pair CNM blockchain students with community partners in an effort to develop blockchain solutions that help solve the community's most pressing business needs," according to a news announcement. The center will also integrate blockchain projects with the work coming out of the college's Fullstack Web Development, Internet of Things and Data Science bootcamps, with the aim "to provide collaborative opportunities to develop production-ready blockchain solutions."

"Blockchain technology is now one of the most sought-after skills in today's workforce," commented Ryan Williams, executive director of The Blockchain Academy. "From cryptocurrencies to decentralized ledgers to supply chain applications, the technology is being adapted at mass within most industries. Working with partners like CNM Ingenuity helps to ensure that blockchain education is making an impact and delivering the skills that employers are seeking."

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Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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