The pilot of a new initiative to address potential skills gaps in Scotland’s fintech community has been hailed a success.
A trial course, run jointly by Dunfermline payment specialist Renovite Technologies and Fife College, took place last month.
Around 15 participants with varying levels of experience, from trainees through to seasoned software developers, took part in the course designed to provide a solid foundation in retail card payments which could then be applied diectly to a work environment.
The course was the first to be run since Scotland’s first Fintech Academy was launched in Fife last September. The Academy, which is supported by a consortium of fintech companies, including Renovite and Dunfermline-base software firm Ingenico, Fife Council, Fife College and FinTech Scotland, aims to provide a steady flow of highly qualified applications for specialist fintech roles in the region to avoid a skills gap developing.
Jim Tomaney, Chief Operating Officer at Renovite Technologies said:
“It’s fantastic to see the fintech and education community coming together to promote STEM skills development and pre-empt the potential for a skills gap emerging. I hope organisations and individuals with an interest in working in the sector continue to support and take part in the initiative and help build on its success.”
Following the success of the pilot course, a programme of further courses will now be rolled out – contact Fife College for more information.