Web3 data provider and Unified API Key creator Covalent recently announced a new Data Alchemist Boot-Camp program.
The program is designed to bridge the skills gap for workers seeking employment at technology or Web3 companies rooted in data analytics, according to the Vancouver-based company, which last year closed $10 million in funding from a CoinList Public Sale. This initiative aims to increase professional development within the blockchain space for individuals around the globe, says Covalent.
The new bootcamp expands Covalent’s existing Alchemist program and is geared toward skills development for accessible, data-rooted jobs. The need for analytical skills is rapidly growing, as user-controllable data is exploding under Web3 and decentralization, believes Covalent.
“The only prerequisite to joining our Data Alchemist Boot-Camp is a desire to learn about Web3; come with that, and we’ll pay you to learn,” stated Covalent CEO Ganesh Swami.
Covalent also announced that it is renewing its commitment to address the coming global labour shortage crisis by helping recruit and train 1,000 workers for jobs with tech and Web3 employers.
Blockchain is “rapidly evolving into a significant position within the broader enterprise and economic space,” according to a statement from the company, and supporting future data analytics with effective skills and utility “will be critical as this pioneering technology only grows in prominence.”
“There is a real need for individuals who are experts in this new cross-section of data and blockchain,” believes Swami. “We want to help train these future leaders to quickly fill these new roles in the near-term. This boot-camp is how we try to spark change in an excited and rapidly growing community.”
Covalent says the curriculum includes a four-week course involving interviews and challenges, with a new cohort available every four weeks following a two-week break. Participants will have the opportunity to earn weekly grants of $500 by solving curriculum-based challenges that expand skill sets and decision-making capabilities. The first class will begin on October 19.
Covalent was conceived at a hackathon and built during a bear market—this creative, tenacious spirit is at the core of Covalent’s mission to create opportunities for professionals to develop their skills. Its technology is trusted by a community of 30,000 developers and powers data for 3,000 applications, including Zerion, Rainbow Wallet, Rotki, and others.
Those with tech skills can find opportunities at Tech Talent Canada Job Fairs and the Tech Talent Canada Job Board, among other resources.