New York-based Blockstack, a public benefit corporation has partnered with Lambda School to help students explore cutting-edge technologies as they lay the foundation for their careers – counterpoising tuition fee burden.
Have you heard the news? We're partnering with @blockstack to provide #LambdaSchool students and alumni an opportunity to earn cash for the #apps they build while they finish their #education. 🙌Read all about it here: https://t.co/wauGF0YOHF pic.twitter.com/nC0tGgMzrM— Lambda School (@LambdaSchool) August 13, 2019
Lambda School offers an education model wherein the students don’t have to pay any fee until they bag high-paying jobs, well at least a minimum amount of USD 50k per year. The program is designed in such a way that the students are relieved from the pressure of loans with an objective to sway their undiverted concentration towards achieving their career goals – without any compromises.
So where does Blockstack come in the picture? Well, the partnership will bring a new approach to technical learning at the students’ disposal. They will have the opportunity to sharpen their real-world development skills by working on Blockstack apps. Not to mention the opportunity to earn monthly reward payments through Blockstack’s App Mining program.
“This is the sort of program I wish was available to me when I was a young student, and I have no doubt the lessons learned here will help Lambda School students excel as they enter the innovative world of technology.”Muneeb Ali, CEO of Blockstack PBC
The incline of the educational programs towards cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain is not entirely new. As reported in May 2019, the prestigious University of Pennsylvania joined the growing list of universities launching into blockchain or cryptocurrency via education centers and courses. Earlier this year, Fudan University, one of the top-ranked institutions of China established a blockchain research center in Shanghai. The inclination of these top-notch universities towards crypto and blockchain goes a long way towards promoting emerging technologies among budding engineers and coders.
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