Several key factors are needed for the progression of the blockchain industry onto the global stage and one of these is blockchain education. The reason for this is that blockchain education, while progressing in the last few years, still has several gaps that need to be filled mainly at the university level and there have been several efforts from institutions such as New York University and the University of Tokyo to close these gaps by offering blockchain education to their students.
More efforts have been taken in this regard as the Bangladeshi government has announced that they will be using money from their $280 million IT project fund to send several graduates for blockchain training in both India and Japan.
A Blockchain Education
According to the reports from August 4, 2019, Bangladesh authorities will send 100 graduates of IT abroad to increase their expertise in various fields such as blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cybersecurity. Besides this, 200 graduates of computer science, software, electrical and electronic engineering will be sent to learn more about trends in information technology.
This is part of efforts to ensure that their graduates are equipped with the skills that will be needed even as the world enters a new age of technology. According to the official website, candidates can apply via the Bangladesh High-Tech park authority and must be under 32 and will be required to take an exam with the information and communication technology division as part of the qualification requirements.
The program in question will be funded by the government fund which was created along with an Indian line of credit to establish 12 district ICT and high-tech parks. The project was initially launched in July 2017 and will last until June 2020 with a budget of $280 million.
This shows that even world governments are aware of the gap that exists within the technological sector and especially within blockchain and the need to create an avenue for young graduates to hone their skills to fit into this new technological age.