The PwC consulting firm is kicking off a new "digital skills" program to improve the skills of its employees on new technologies such as blockchain.
The company will assign 1,000 of its employees to a two-year training program, which according to the newspaper, Thursday
called Digital Accelerators, will start in January, according to the report.
PwC Digital Accelerators chief Sarah McEneaney told the publication that the move is part of a broader effort to help increase the skills on the subject.
"My work is proof of the future of our workforce … It seems that at this point the stakes are that people should have more technological skills.It is necessary for us to remain competitive and be reactive for what our customers are also going through. "
Training should make employees more efficient by reducing the number of hours spent working on problems, McEneany said. These savings will be transferred to PwC customers.
Approximately 3,500 of the over 46,000 employees working at PwC have applied for the commercials in the program.
During the program, the 1,000 selected employees will work with clients while employing approximately 10 hours of courses each week. Data and analysis, which will include information gathering and blockchain, will constitute the first part of the curriculum of the program.
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