The Metaverse Academy will educate 20 students annually in each of its locations
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A "metaverse academy" will be established in France for the next academic year by Facebook's parent company Meta and a French digital training company, the organisations announced on Sunday.
The metaverse, considered as the internet's next major technological advancement, refers to an immersive digital world that strives to remake real life through augmented or virtual reality and transforms the web from 2D to 3D.
According to Laurent Solly, vice president of Meta for southern Europe, the school will educate around 100 students for free in two professions in its first year: assist and aid experts and specialized immersive technology developers.
The teaching technique will be live and project-based, with an emphasis on the 3D environment and engagements in virtual universes, according to Frede Bardeau, co-founder and CEO of Simplon, the French firm collaborating with Meta.
The Metaverse Academy will educate 20 students annually in each of its locations, which include the capital of Paris and some other cities, including Lyon, Marseille, and Nice.
There will be a focus on diversity specifically. Solly stated that the goal was for 30% of the inaugural group to be female, although Bardeau stated that he would not look at candidates' CVs and support equality.
Meta said in October 2021 that it planned to generate 10,000 jobs in Europe over the next five years to create the metaverse, the US technology giant's latest major goal.
The purpose is related to forecasts that future employment skills sought by companies will be strongly linked to the metaverse.
According to Meta and Simplon, 80% of the jobs that will emerge in 2030 have yet to be created, emphasizing the significance of creating training programs presently.