TechInPacific– Belfrics Group is collaborating with Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) to form a joint initiative aims at developing skilled and talented technology professionals in the blockchain space. The initiative will be led by Belfrics Academy SDN BHD which will take the efforts to tackle the knowledge-gap in order to meet the growing requirements for blockchain talents in the industry.
Praveenkumar Vijaykumar, the Founder and CEO of Belfrics Group of Companies said: “We all know that the Internet is filled with the so many online courses on blockchain technology. But the sad reality is that the quality of talent and knowledge that is out there, is not even close to what the industry needs.
There is still a humungous knowledge-gap and a huge void in terms of the quality and quantity of blockchain talent in the market. This is not only an Africa problem; this is a world problem! And we are happy to have associated with an esteemed institute like DIT which is synonymous with technology as an industry.”
DIT, as one of the leaders in the capacity building space, strongly believes that blockchain will be the next space in the world’s digital transformation, particularly in Africa. This is similar to Belfrics Group’s efforts to spread the blockchain movement across the world.
E C Uday Senan, a Global Strategist at Belfrics Academy, commented: “We are pleased to see educational leaders like DIT come forward and being open to the need of the industry. I would say, that this is the right time, between being proactive or before being reactive to the industry demands. Employment and development are key, and for that, we must understand where the future is.
DIT is doing just that. In fact, we’re pleasantly surprised to see the level of awareness and requests from other prestigious institutes from the East African Region for blockchain skill development. Since we are one of the major blockchain talent hirers ourselves, we are very much aware of the quality and quantity of the talent available currently. Such collaborations are required to address the current gap.”
Meanwhile, Aziz Chonya, Director at Belfrics Tanzania commented about the partnership with DIT, “We are excited to partner with Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) on the launch of Blockchain Training for Corporates, DIT Students and Staff Members and the Tanzania Community at large. Blockchain technology ensures digital skills are accessible to Tanzanians particularly youth and supports with securing meaningful opportunities where they can apply their talents, ideas, and expertise to advance the Country’s economic, Industrialization and social development.”
Belfrics Academy is an international research and skill-development vertical of Belfrics. It specializes in providing customized blockchain training for Universities, Colleges, and training institutes. Moreover, it also provides capacity building for government bodies, regulators, and private organizations as well as blockchain mentorship through Innovation-hubs in the university campuses to foster blockchain ideas and talents.