Polygon and AlmaBetter partner to impart Web3 education

AlmaBetter, a leading tech upskilling platform, and Polygon, the leading Ethereum scaling blockchain company, announce their partnership to offer programs in blockchain and Web3 development. Polygon will be AlmaBetter’s official curriculum and hiring partner. Polygon has specially curated and designed programs for students and young professionals keeping in with current industry requirements and demand. The program will be available on the AlmaBetter platform and aims to target 1 lakh students by March 2023.

The program will be open for all and is designed for learners without any prior domain experience. The program adheres to a pay-after-placement model and will conclude with placement for the students who complete the program. Polygon has also offered to reward the top performers of the program with $MATIC coins on successful completion of the course.

The course has been launched given the rapid emergence of Web3 companies in the last two years. The 28-week program will cover the essentials of full stack web development with a specialization in Web3 development and will conclude with the placement drive.

The program includes aspects of basic programming, system design, cloud services and blockchain technology. The curriculum consists of five detailed modules including Programming Web with Basic Javascript, Frontend Development, Backend Development, System Design and Architecture with the last module being Web 3.0 Blockchain Technology.

On asking Almabetter, on their partnership with Polygon, co-founder and CEO, Shivam Dutta says, “Polygon are the leaders in the space to provide an impetus to opportunities for Web3 enthusiasts in India. This association will enable quality offerings through this program catering to current industry needs. Polygon’s hiring will also make it exciting and encouraging for the students and contribute to the ecosystem.”

Polygon Technology’s Head of Developer Education, Siraj Raval says, “With over 7000 companies building on top of Polygon, there is a tremendous demand for blockchain developers and this partnership will help us scale the ecosystem in a quick span of time.”

This new program is now available for enrollment and anyone looking to launch their career in Web3 can opt for it with a very nominal refundable security fee (being a pay after placement program). While the existing blockchain programs require hands-on experience in web development technology, this Web3 program has been designed for learners without any prior domain experience. This will ensure that there is a strong pool of fresh talent participating in the growth story of the Web3 ecosystem.

Digital employment is creating a boom in the IT industry and blockchain is one of the fastest-growing skill sets with jobs in this domain growing at a whopping rate of 2,000-6,000%. This has resulted in salaries of blockchain developers being 50-100% higher than conventional developers. It is estimated that the country would have over 800,000 jobs created in blockchain and other Web3-related fields in the next few years, according to a NASSCOM report.

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