100 apprenticeships – France: Zuckerberg launches “Metaverse Academy”

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The parent company of the online network Facebook, Meta, has announced the launch of its own training center in France. At the Metaverse Academy, 100 people will receive free training in the use of new technologies in the first year, Meta and its French partner company Simplon have announced. The students should therefore be prepared for the construction and use of the so-called metaverse.

The Metaverse or “Metaverse” – see video – that Facebook founder and Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg focuses on consists of virtual worlds in which users work, play and interact using avatars. Meta announced last October that it aims to create 10,000 jobs in Europe over the next five years for the project.

Developers for immersive technologies
According to Laurent Solly, Meta Representative for Southern Europe, the Metaverse Academy will initially train two professions: specialist developers for immersive technologies and technicians for support and assistance. In five French cities, 20 people will participate in the corresponding courses.

“Metaverse” idea is still kinda vague
The focus will “not be on using the metaverse per se,” Simplon boss Frédéric Bardeau said. Because what these virtual worlds will look like is still “rather unclear”. The training will mainly be about “the 3D world and the interaction in the universes”.

Meta assumes that the metaverse will become indispensable in the working world in the future. At the same time, “80 percent of the professions that will exist by 2030 have not yet been invented,” explain Meta and Simplon. Therefore, appropriate training programs must now be developed.

Source: Krone

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