by Kaleb Roedel
Backed by the notion that local companies currently need to go out of state to fill high-profile tech jobs, Blockchains, LLC is taking a significant step toward building a workforce for Nevada’s evolving blockchain industry.
The Sparks company on Nov. 11 announced the launch of its Blockchains Education Initiative (BEI), a pilot program focused on creating an education pathway for Silver State students to learn and develop skills for “well-paid careers” in the blockchain industry, according to a company press release.
All told, the average annual salary for a blockchain developer is roughly $133,000 in Reno and nearly $144,000 in Las Vegas, according to ZipRecruiter.
“The goal of the Blockchains Education Initiative is to develop an innovative and adaptable future workforce for blockchain technology in Nevada,” Sena Loyd, director of research and workforce development at Blockchains, said in a press release. “Currently, Nevada blockchain companies are unable to fill positions with qualified tech candidates locally and therefore must search out of state and even out of the country for this talent.”
In developing the program, Blockchains worked with fellow Northern Nevada tech companies — including Breadware, Figure and Totem — who affirmed additional education would help recruiting efforts, said Elaina Duffy, vice president of brand at Blockchains.
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