- Ever since Mark Zuckerberg changed the company’s name from Facebook to Meta, he has been working on certain metaverse endeavors.
- One hundred students, i.e., 20 students per year, will be trained for free during the first year.
- The teaching technique will emphasize the 3D world and interactions in the virtual universes.
Laurent Solly, Meta‘s Vice President for southern Europe, said that in its first year, the school aims to train about 100 students for free in two roles- specialist immersive technology developers and support and assistance technicians.
The news was shared on Twitter by Metav3rse through a post:
Meta to launch ‘metaverse academy’ in France – ETCIO https://t.co/e9r0C98cOC— Metav3rse (@metav3rse_) June 13, 2022
Talking about the teaching technique, Frederic Bardeau, co-founder and boss of Simplon, the French firm working with Meta, said that in-person methodology will be adopted and will revolve around projects focusing on the 3D world and interactions in the virtual universes.
Per year, 20 students per city will be trained by the metaverse academy. It is located in Paris and other cities, including Lyon, Marseille, and Nice.
Diversity remains the sheer focus. While Solly said that the aim was for 30 percent of the first cohort to be women, Bardeau said he would endorse positive discrimination and won’t look at applicants’ CVs.
In October 2021, Meta shared its plan to create 10,000 jobs in Europe in five years’ time to build the metaverse, the US technology giant’s new strategic priority.
According to Meta and Simplon, 80% of the careers that will exist in 2030 have not yet been invented, which also highlights the need to develop training schemes now.