The South Korean government is concerned there are not enough talented youth in the right jobs. That’s why it created a program designed to foster talent in a number of emerging areas, including blockchain, according to a press release cited by a Cointelegraph report.

The inaugural round of the 2018 Innovative Growing Youth Talent Concentration Project ran from June 11 through July 10. Now a second round is set for September. The program is hosted by the Korean Ministry of Science and the Institute for Information and Communications Technology Promotion.

The idea is to train youth for the jobs most needed by companies and avoid what one government official referred to as “job mismatch.” Participants will receive training covering applications of blockchain and other technologies in various sectors. Read more here.

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