Those in the blockchain vocation in Vietnam have turned to government and educational institutions to address the lack of training and expertise in this field.
Global Lack of Training in Blockchain Technology
Vietnam is taking action, however, those in Southeast Asia aren’t the only ones lacking training in the blockchain area.
The absence of blockchain developers is seen in countries such as India, China and the United States–it’s a global deficiency. For the first time in history Vietnam is just as understaffed, and in the same position, as the world tech powerhouses.
Pham Van Huy, Moonlab CEO, a company developing blockchain and metaverse projects, notes the scarcity of knowledge in Vietnam and other countries around the world.
“The scarcity of human resources in this field is completely inevitable in both Vietnam and internationally,” said Huy.
Huy notes how difficult it is to recruit in the blockchain field due to how new it is. There are little to no training programs at the college level or IT centers in the country.
Due to this, Vietnamese engineers and programmers are motivated to make the switch.
For Vietnam to become a world leader in blockchain development, Huy believes there should be training at all levels of education. Additionally, he believes there needs to be a dialogue among business owners, managers, government officials, employees and students.
Don’t Forget Nigeria
To elaborate on the global lack of training in blockchain development, Nigeria has also recognized the deficit and has taken steps to change it.
The Nigerian government plans to educate over 30,000 people about blockchain technology. The training course wants to enable participants to become “early solution providers in the fourth industrial revolution.”
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is providing the training. The overall goal is for Nigeria to become a top contender in blockchain development.
Perhaps the race to become No.1 in blockchain technology is similar to the race to the moon. It seems like every nation agrees that blockchain technology is the future.
“We need to pay more attention to the deep development rather than just the surface one,” said Huy Nguyen, co-founder of KardiaChain. “If it can solve the problems from the root, Vietnam can easily meet the needs of the market in the next five to 10 years.”