Esports career preparation company Enlight just announced new immersive training programs to ensure hands-on education for aspiring industry professionals. Taking place from July 19 to August 26, participants can access four deep dive courses ending with a student-run tournament and a career fair.
Announcing @Enlightgg Career Programs: Jumpstart your esports career!
Apply for 1 of 4 programs (7/19-8/26) to learn new skills & use them in running a live event!
— Enlight (@Enlightgg) June 23, 2021
Enlight Career Programs
After the company’s public launch early this year, Enlight focused on sharing knowledge and empowering others to prepare them for careers. Now, it looks to step things up with a six-week Summer program. Providing hands-on experience, crucial life lessons, support to underserved communities, and a student-run tournament, aspiring industry workers will want to follow this event.
This marks a significant point in the esports industry where companies actively look to improve the next generation of workers. Because esports and gaming are still relatively new, solid structures towards education and career are still vague. Actual college esports degrees and courses are rare and generally seen as insignificant. Instead, looking to educate through hands-on training and immersive experience, Enlight’s Summer career programs change the landscape for esports training.
“The industry talent pipeline before Enlight was largely non-existent and fragmented,” said Eunice Chen, founder of Enlight. “These career programs standardize and prepare career-ready candidates from around the world straight to the best esports companies.”
Summer Coaching and Student Tournament
Enlight’s six-week career programs consist of four separate courses and disciplines, each with its own set of advisors. The four courses being taught are Competition/Event Operations & Broadcast Production, Social Media & Community Management, and Talent Management. The format looks to simplify learning through only two live sessions a week, one to show the technical skills and the other focusing on career content and advice.
At the end of the program, students receive a live-streamed, student-run VALORANT tournament as their final project and a career fair with top esports companies. Although the exact details are not revealed, fans can assume the tournament requires students to coordinate across each other and be broadcasted on Twitch. Similarly, Enlight’s program partners and supporters like ESL, CLG Gaming, Evolved Talent Agency will likely attend the career fair.
Programs like Enlight and Esports Certification Institute make active steps towards improving the scene for entering professionals. Boasting a strong diversity board that includes Tekken esports player Jeannail “Cuddle_Core” Carter, financial help is even accessible. Enlight will dedicate over $5,000 in scholarships to women and other underserved groups, potentially adjusting the $500 price tag. Interested participants can view Enlight’s Career Programs page and sign up before applications close on July 5.
Written by Justin Amin
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