Foundations of FinTech

AppCAA has partnered with 4-H Wise County, Wise County Public Schools and Spartan Node to introduce Financial Technology concepts (like blockchain and cryptocurrency) to high school students participating in Economics and Personal Finance classes. With support from the Kazanjian Economics Foundation, AppCAA has delivered the courses to more than 120 students.

The objective of the course is to provide students with an overview of financial technology (FinTech) and introductions to how it is used for financial services. Modules are overlaid onto the State of Virginia’s Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning for high school students. Students are developing a broad understanding of what FinTech is, how it is used at present and how it affects students’ lives. They gain knowledge about the types of jobs available in the sector and become more confident in using FinTech. Students also have hands-on problem-solving experiences that can be useful in FinTech applications and innovation. Topics include:

  • Making digital payments and using mobile banking services
  • Introduction to blockchain 
  • Preventing fraud and scams
  • FinTech Careers

To find out more about this innovative program, contact AppCAA: 276-452-2441.