Day by day, the cryptocurrency market is falling. Despite this downward trend, the adoption of blockchain continues. To prepare for the future, we need to train people to use it. It is in this context that Erasmus+ and the European Union launched the Chaise project. Today we see together the objective of this consortium of several professional actors and their 56-page report on the subject!
Note: Coinpri is close to some members of the Consortium, nothing more. There you go, you know it all, happy reading 😄.
The European Union, victim of a cruel lack of Blockchain skills
Embarking on the training of the next generation is good, mapping the current situation beforehand is better! This is what the Chaise program, a program funded by the European Commission under Erasmus+, started by doing. And with a 56-page report, we can say that the members of the Consortium have not done things by halves!
“Did you know?” According to their findings, there are only 133 curricula scattered in 18 countries. Too few given the stakes! These courses are mainly located in Estonia, Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Belgium and Spain.
No surprises in this ranking, as these countries have repeatedly shown themselves to be countries that support technology use cases.
The profiles most sought after by companies are managers, architects and Blockchain developers. If we often talk about decentralization in our ecosystem, this does not apply to the distribution of offers! Yes, 50% of job offers are concentrated in 4 countries:
Unfortunately, despite a constantly increasing number of training courses, the demand for qualified personnel is already far greater than the supply. Moreover, few schools offer training to students.
In France, despite a very strong demand, as we have just seen, only ten or so institutions, including ESME SUDRIA (Engineering), PPA Business School (Commerce), the University of Paris Dauphine (Legal) and the University Claude Bernard de Lyon (Science) have joined the Blockchain family.
This discrepancy can also be explained by the nature of the courses themselves. Blockchain is mainly associated with the use of cryptoactives, which are mostly taught via online training courses such as MOOCs.
But yes, you know that small free or paid trainings are very variable on their quality! Well, for Blockchain, it’s even worse!
These are mainly aimed at beginners, when they are not completely out of date or even wrong… At the same time when you launch a MOOC just to chase the Metaverse or NFT trend, you shouldn’t expect miracles!
The quality of the training courses leading to certification in Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies is essential to serenely build the Web 3 Europe solutions of tomorrow.Christophe Ozcan, CEO of Crypto4All
This lack of technological training and standardization does not give students a high enough level to meet the demands of companies.
So there is a big disparity between the knowledge expected by companies and the knowledge taught! We can see this more and more on the recruitment forms of companies that often ask a LOT from candidates, especially in France…
Chair, the Erasmus+ plan to wipe the slate clean and establish the European Union as a Blockchain leader
After taking stock of the situation, the various members of the Consortium, including Crypto4All, have set up a Roadmap until 2024 to not only democratize Blockchain training, but also standardize it.
This part will be the subject of a second article, but in broad terms, let’s remember:
- Gamification of education;
- The desire to remain Blockchain agnostic to take advantage of the benefits of each Blockchain;
- Course readings by bigwigs in our industry;
- Coincidentally using technology via projects instead of just theory as currently;
- The implementation of Hackathon;
- The creation of forums;
- The creation of a Bitcoin Embassy;
- The creation of a decentralized recruitment platform.
The list goes on and on, here is a small example of the Roadmap:
If the European Union wants to be recognized as a world leader in the sector, it must reform its education and facilitate the teaching of new technologies such as Blockchain. Chaise, thanks to the strong players that make up the consortium is a unique opportunity to do so! At Coinpri, we’ll be releasing an article on the program’s strategy soon, so stay Coinnected!
CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Coinpri I have been navigating the waters of Blockchain for 5 years already.
Wait, I can see the Promised Land of Adoption in the distance.