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Reno-Based Programs Aim To Boost Local Workforce For Booming Internet of Things, Blockchain

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Internet of Things development companies are having a hard time finding local hires to fill their operating space due to its quick expansion.

A new tech academy in Northern Nevada will aim to boost local workforce for Internet of Things or IOT, blockchain industries. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more.

The Internet of Things refers to the devices connecting various products for consumers and businesses, whether that be washers and dryers, a smart suitcase or a database. But IOT development companies are having a hard time finding local hires to fill their operating space due to its quick expansion. The industry is looking to other states for workers.

The Reno Tech Academy is launching an IOT and cybersecurity certification training program in January of next year. The program will be among the first of its kind in the country, putting Nevada ahead of the curve in not only attracting IOT startups, but also preparing a workforce for jobs with an average salary of $80,000 a year.

To learn more, visit Northern Nevada Business View. 

Kaleb is an award-winning journalist and KUNR’s Mountain West News Bureau reporter. His reporting covers issues related to the environment, wildlife and water in Nevada and the region.
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