London-based esports organisation LDN UTD has partnered with education consulting company The Strive Group to launch the UTD EDN education initiative.
According to the release, the programme aims to offer an inclusive platform for young talent to enter and succeed in the esports and gaming sector.
The UTD EDN programme will offer an eight-week learning experience at LDN UTD’s Centre of Excellence in Camden. Moreover, participants will receive over 70 hrs work experience thereafter at LDN UTD or businesses affiliated with the sector.
Ben Drew, Director of Innovation & Skills at The Strive Group, said: “Digital careers are at the forefront of all young people’s minds these days.
“This collaboration brings best in class from the world of esports and from our developmental programme designers to offer a fantastic platform for individuals to take that first step on the ladder of ambition.
Oliver Weingarten, LDN UTD CEO, stated: “LDN UTD’s values originated on discovering, nurturing, and educating grassroots talent in esports. We’ve extended this ethos to employability, and transferable skills to work in the sector.
“We are therefore pleased to partner with Strive to provide young people with the opportunity to work in our sector and the creative economy and look forward to welcoming the first cohort to our purpose-driven Centre of Excellence in Camden later this month.”
Esports Insider says: LDN UTD was formed with the aim to provide a path to professional gaming and this initiative reflects that ambition. Creating pathways into esports professions is a valuable and needed way of developing and maintaining the industry, therefore it’s good to see organisations commit to that purpose.