The growing blockchain industry in Vietnam has called for government and education institutions to pay more attention to talent shortage. They say that the country must address the problem of a shortage of skilled personnel.
In Vietnam, Blockchain experts are in high demand by industry players
Vietnam isn’t the only country looking for blockchain developers. This deficit has been a problem in other countries, including the United States and China. When it comes to the new technology, Vietnam is for the first time in the same situation as these tech hubs and it’s just as understaffed, business executives told local media.
Pham Van Huy is the CEO of Moonlab (a company involved in blockchain and metaverse project development), and he said that the lack of skilled workers is a natural consequence of both Vietnam’s and international economies. Vietnam News (an English-language newspaper) quoted him.
This field is very difficult to fill, as it’s still new. Additionally, there is no formal training program at any universities or colleges in the country.
Huy also remarked that if Vietnam wants to become a hub for blockchain talent, in terms of quantity and quality, it’s necessary to focus on training on all levels and start a dialogue about the technology between government officials, business owners and managers, as well as employees and students.
Huy also suggested that Vietnam should seek to return Vietnamese specialists who have been trained abroad and are looking for job opportunities with attractive salaries. He also stressed the need for international cooperation programs.
Moonlab’s CEO believes successful businesses in blockchain need to offer internships and courses to undergraduate IT students to improve their knowledge and skills, while also offering competitive salaries to those who choose to join them.
“Vietnam should soon establish training centers and courses in universities and colleges for this tech industry,” said Phan Duc Trung, vice chairman of the Vietnam Blockchain Association. The organization was currently preparing qualified specialists to contribute to the research, testing, and deployment of blockchain technology.
“It is the first time that Vietnam is in the same starting position with the whole world with a new technology,” commented Huy Nguyen, co-founder of Kardiachain. The country must address the root problem to be able, he believes, to serve the global market for the next 5-10 years.
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