Online blockchain education provider B9lab announced on Tuesday it is launching its Blockstars Community Program to offer free mentoring, training, and certification in Ethereum for 1,000 aspiring blockchain developers.
According to B9Lab, the Blockstars Community Programme aims to make quality education available for a diverse range of individuals from different cultural, professional, and geographical backgrounds and strengthen the Ethereum Development Community. It was revealed that there will be two intakes this year in March and October, each with 500 students taking the course at one time. Up to 250 seats will be funded by community partners, with the remaining 50% matched by B9lab.
While sharing more details about the program, Damien Ducourty, co-founder of B9lab, stated:
“We are thrilled to be working with the community to further blockchain education as we are going to see the technology impact a wide variety of industries. We’ve witnessed an increasing demand for jobs in the space over the last few years, and we are excited to be training the next generation of developers and entrepreneurs.”
The following is the timeline for the first installment of the Community Blockstars Programme:
- Selection process (Online test) – 31 January – 28 February
- Developer course – 1 March – 3 May
- Final project submission – 4 May – 1 June
- Official certification – by 29 June
All participants will have access to B9lab course materials, instructors, and a range of other services provided by Community Collaborators. Participants who receive a grade of 80% or above will receive a B9lab Certification. Elias Haase, Co-Founder of B9lab, added:
“It’s important for us to give back, and our mission with Blockstars is that it will empower the blockchain community and allow people from all walks of life to contribute to the development of, and participation in, the technology. The beauty of the programme is that people of all ages, locations, professions and cultures can apply, which will ultimately help diversify the industry, creating a community that is open and inclusive.”