Blockchain Internship Youth Program (BIYP)
Technical and vocational education and training are essential for improving the well-being of adolescents and communities. It increases productivity, empowers people, and stimulates entrepreneurship. A community with a strong human resources foundation is more likely to attract businesses.
According to the World Bank, "the COVID-19 epidemic has created major challenges for technical education, similar to those experienced by the basic education and higher education sectors." This is because most technical education focuses on practical skills, necessitating access to hands-on learning in workplaces and workshops.
As a result, ICORBP and Blockchain Breeders collaborated to create the Blockchain Internship Youth Program (BIYP), which is technically focused and relevant to the needs of globalizing communities around the world while requiring little to no physical space. All the learner need is an internet connection and a mobile device or laptop.
BYIP will investigate blockchain and smart contract concepts in order to gain a better understanding of how value is moved between the many stakeholders in the blockchain ecosystem. The use case, which mostly consisted of decentralized applications, or Dapps, addressed the crucial challenge of motivating young people to acquire necessary skills in order to address development challenges in their communities. The project also aims to put blockchain technology to the test in order to address some of the internet economy's most critical concerns.
We anticipate that by offering blockchain studies programs to high school students, we will be able to provide them with educational opportunities to acquire life-long learning, which is a necessary skill for competing and prospering in this digital age.
The TeamDirector of Certification & Accreditation, ICORBP
Director of Business Development, ICORBP
In-Country Coordinator & Founder, Blockchain Breeders
Project Coordinator, ICORBP
Program Coordinator, Althash University
Chief Operating Officer, Althash University
Curriculum Designer, Althash University
Faculty MembersResident Faculty MemberFull Professor of Practice
Resident Faculty MemberAssistant Professor of Practice Full Professor
Associate Instructor of Practice Resident Faculty Member
This is a youth program housed by Alt+U's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) in a consortium with the International Council of Registered Blockchain Professionals (ICORBP) and Blockchain Breeders of Africa.
This program is ladderized and microcredential-based.
Blockchain technology is a distributed database that records transactions between participants without requiring a central authority to keep track of them. Due to the decentralized nature of the technology, it is not subject to the whims of any man or organization. The blockchain's popularity has resulted in its broad adoption across a variety of industries, including finance, healthcare, and supply chain management. While these are all excellent applications, one of the most critical uses of blockchain technology is in adolescent education. Blockchain technology has the potential to change a wide variety of businesses and may have a profound effect on society as a whole. Consider the following persuasive reasons why blockchain education is critical for youth:
It can help students learn about computer programming and how digital systems work.
It gives a general history of money and banking, which can help students understand how economies work.
It teaches students about the importance of digital security and how to keep their personal information safe when they are online.
It can make students more aware of important issues like global warming, sustainability, and the environment.