South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) is recruiting extended reality, artificial intelligence, and non-fungible token (NFT) experts for its upcoming boot camp designed to train future metaverse professionals.
- MSIT is launching what it calls the nation’s first “metaverse academy” in May to nurture 180 specialists.
- The ministry said 27 international firms, including Microsoft, Adobe, and The Sandbox, have agreed to provide metaverse academy trainees with experience and employment opportunities.
- In February, South Korea placed a US$185 bet on the future of the metaverse.
- South Korea aims to produce 40,000 metaverse experts as it seeks to place among the five leading nations in the global metaverse market by 2026.