Introducing the Master-Apprentice model for the modern age!
Apprenticeships have a long tradition, dating back to around the 12th century. Training took place under the watch of experienced craftsmen where the apprentice received continuous mentoring. The Apprenticeship method focuses on the progressive development of skills in a real-world situation. The Master-Apprentice model is ideal for achieving employer requirements for junior employee roles.
Thunder University is a decentralized education ecosystem completely driven by the Industry, it is being built on top of blockchain technology. Our team is determined to reform education for the modern world in token-economy, we aim to take our 5-year proven model from IndustryConnect to 50 cities worldwide with our channel partners.
Thunder is the new decentralized university based on a combination of learning and hands-on experience taught by skilled practitioners. The Thunder platform takes the proven success of the Master-Apprentice model established at Industry Connect to the next level. (So far, $21 million dollars worth of salaries have been earned annually by Industry Connect participants!) Not only does this kick-start an individual’s career with an immediate paying role, but also establishes an ecosystem that connects Apprentices with Masters and Employers, and also Angel Investors keen to invest in exciting new ideas. The decentralized model will remove the unnecessary intermediaries and incentivize the industry more efficiently.
The Thunder platform delivers Verified Skills & Experience as the new “degree” via its Smart CV – think of it as a decentralized Linked In. Thunder is a greenhouse for entrepreneurs, a continuous talent pipeline and a pool of opportunities!
Over the past 5 years, Industry Connect (100% under our operation) has developed and validated a business model that enables participants to rapidly learn new technologies and launch their careers as quickly as possible.
In a nutshell, it is similar to the way that masters and apprentices have worked together for many centuries. Apprentices need to find a skillful master; the masters teach the apprentice strictly and introduce the apprentice to a project. The apprentice learns by being directed and mentored through progressively more difficult tasks until the apprentice is ready to work independently.
During 2017, Industry Connect initiated ‘Project Billion’, to pilot this Master-Apprentice concept online, via a web and mobile app, within our own cohort of participants. During this time, we have achieved outstanding results and received extremely positive feedback. Industry Connect has further developed the Master-Apprentice process through automation, gamification and AI concepts introduced throughout the program. These have been well received by our participants and very effective in achieving participant results and gaining positive feedback. More about Industry Connect www.industryconnect.org
The Apprentice investigates what subjects they are interested in and then finds relevant Masters. The Apprentice selects a Master to find out what commercial projects the Master can offer. The key skills gained will be recorded and stored on a decentralised blockchain along with the Apprentice’s profile. Skills and experience will be owned by the individual apprentice.
The Master decides which Apprentices they will accept. By training Apprentices, skilled practitioners simultaneously earn revenue and progress their project tasks and product development whilst training prospective talent for their team. Masters are reviewed by Apprentices and insights are fed back to the Master so that programmes and projects can be constantly improved.
The Employer can create programmes to attract Apprentices who want to join mentored programmes. The Employer can also create a scholarship programme for the Apprentice to learn specific domain knowledge required by the business. They can also run competitions with reward incentives to identify Apprentice talent as future employees, overcoming a key obstacle to business growth.
The Angel has the opportunity to invest at the very beginning of a project life cycle. By observing a team culture and identifying true entrepreneurs, The Angel is able to to de-risk their investment as they get involved in the creation of the new business model as it develops. Angel investment incentivises both The Master’s project and training programmes, which has a multiplying effect on available resources for developing the project.
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The “Thunder Z Dojo” is a collection of Thunder Experience Centers available to members of the Thunder community, with plans to set up in 110 cities around the globe!
Thunder is a platform to enable industry-oriented education which is incentivized by crypto economy for the first time ever in human history!
The Bolt token is a utility token implemented on the Ethereum blockchain. It is the standard token within Thunder to pay for services and reward participants for activities within the ecosystem.
Bolt tokens are used for:
The Bolt exchange will enable users to trade supported cryptocurrencies. For example, Ether, Bolt tokens and any new cryptocurrencies created by Thunder Masters.
Users will have their own web wallet to store Ether, Bolts and other supported tokens. The exchange will store the majority of users’ cryptocurrency inside a cold wallet that is maintained offline and secured with a private key.
The exchange process itself will use a hot wallet that will store just enough value for transferring services. The exchange team will manually manage and audit the currency transfer between cold and hot wallets.
Transfer Money & Professional References Together
The wallet will not only store token transactions. It will also store structured information regarding a user’s skills, knowledge, and experience. This is the basis of the Smart CV. The Smart CV contains specific skills and references that have been digitized as digital reference assets.
Your Smart CV will act like a decentralized and secure LinkedIn, where your work experience and references remain yours and you control who you share it with. If other entities would like to access your Smart CV, you can charge a fee relative to its value. The requester will transfer the corresponding tokens to the address of the Smart CV to receive your professional information.
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