Blockchain has been around for decades but its adoption curve has only recently begun to accelerate. The reason for this is simple: most people still don’t understand what blockchain actually is. In fact, many still think of Bitcoin as being “the blockchain.” But there is much more to blockchain than just Bitcoin.
In this blog, we’ll look at how blockchain is transforming educational certificates.
Blockchain usage in the education space is rising
Education certification is one of the most critical areas where Blockchain technology has shown potential, both for its ability to securely record data as well as prevent certificate fraud.
And, we have noticed leading technical and vocational education and training institutes have started to issue digital credentials on the blockchain. Why? Issuing digital certificates or digital badges on blockchain makes it tamper-proof and traceable.
Institutes can rest assured that their blockchain-powered digital certificates are:
- Immutable – making it hard to forge or modify
- Verifiable – anyone with access can verify a digital certificate from anywhere, at anytime
- Shareable – can easily be shared on social media and other platforms
Having said this, the full potential of blockchain is yet to be discovered. For starters, it is helping redefine how we identify and validate student achievements and how employers can hire candidates based on their skills.
How is blockchain helping your graduates land better jobs?
In addition to student, course, and institute information, a blockchain-based digital certificate has a QR code and a verifiable link that can be scanned or clicked to verify its authenticity immediately. In case a certificate is modified, verification of the certificate will fail. So, in essence, institutes can be certain that the digital certificates that they have issued are secure and fraud-proof.
Taking advantage of this feature of a digital certificate, technical and vocational education and training institutes can empower their graduates with skills and proof of skills. It complements the current employment scenario where recruiters are struggling to find skilled experts for vacant positions across sectors.
How can you start issuing digital certificates?
You can start issuing digital certificates via Certif-ID, a platform built on the blockchain. Regardless of where you are located and the courses you offer, through Certif-ID you can issue digital certificates remotely.
The process of issuing a digital certificate on Certif-ID is simple.
Technical and vocational education and training institutes can log into Certif-ID, create a profile, fill out the relevant information, add student details and then issue graduates with digital certificates, directly into their email addresses.
If you wish to know more about the blockchain-powered digital certificates, please visit: https://www.nationalskillsnetwork.in/certif-id/
Apart from educational qualifications, blockchain-based digital certificates are fast becoming an accepted global standard for attendance, internship, project completion certificates, and more.