Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, a Canadian University is granting blockchain-based diplomas to its graduating students. The tech institute is partnering with On-Demand Education Marketplace (ODEM). This technology is based on the decentralized digital ledger. It will ensure the authenticity and security of these digital documents.
These virtual diplomas will allow the students to share it directly with the recruiters. It will make the hiring process easier for the company. The firms can easily make the verification of the credentials. The students will not need any traditional parchments or electronic records from SAIT. Both entities will work together to provide digital documents to more than 4,7800 graduates. The students will get both their digital and traditional certifications.
SAIT and ODEM started a pilot project on the Ethereum blockchain to deploy the digital diplomas. It involved 25 graduates of the Pre-Employment Automotive Service Technician Program. Richard Maaghul, the CEO of ODEM say that the students should have the ownership of their credentials. This technology will help the students to keep control of it. Recently, the University of British Columbia initiated a blockchain program for its students pursuing the Masters and doctorate programs.