Fintech Scotland announced on Thursday it has teamed with Fife College and Fife Council to launch what it claims to be Scotland’s first “Fintech Skills Academy.” According to the organization, this new academy is set to provide highly skilled and qualified applicants for “an industry which is always in demand of new talents.” Various Fife-based fintechs are now involved, which includes Renovite Technologies, Ingenico Group, and Paywizard.
Fintech Scotland also reported that the courses will be open to both young people about to start their first job and adults with a background in IT who want to update their skills and knowledge to be future-ready.
“Teaching will be a mix of practical industry experience and a learning framework designed in a collaboration between Fife College and Fintech businesses.”
Students will be offered various specialization options including:
- payment processing
- systems testing
- device certification
- business domain knowledge
Stephen Ingledew, chief executive of FinTech Scotland, then added:
“Developing people’s skills in an imperative for the future growth of the fintech sector in Scotland and the launch of the Academy is a further indication that the community is turning its aspirations into tangible actions that will create great opportunities. It is very poignant that the Academy is being launched in Fife which has a deep heritage of innovation in financial services, especially in the category of payments, and I am delighted the initiative is being unveiled at the start of FinTech Fortnight.”