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Frequently Asked Questions

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Obsidi Academy FAQ

  • Who should take this bootcamp?
    Black identified individuals residing in Canada who are looking for a professional development opportunity in the field of technology or business.
  • What bootcamps does Obsidi Academy offer?
    At launch, Obsidi Academy will offer training for full-stack developer bootcamp.
  • What are the eligibility requirements to join Obsidi Academy?
    Obsidi Academy is strictly reserved for Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are legally authorized to work in Canada.
  • Do I need to have existing experience within the field?
    Enrolling in Obsidi Academy requires no previous work experience in the industry or existing technical proficiency. You need a desire to learn, work hard, and crush it!
  • Where do I find my referral link to submit my application?
    When you're logged into Obsidi, scroll down and on the right-hand side you'll see a section titled: Bring Your Community. Click the Invite Peeps button. This will make a window pop up where you can copy your referral link.
  • What is the duration of the training bootcamp delivered by Obsidi Academy?
    The bootcamp will run for three months. Afterwards, all graduates are offered a guaranteed job placement at TD.
  • I understand that its a 3 month program. Is it during fixed hours? And do they have the option of reviewing/rewatching a course at their own pace?
    Yes, it is a fixed time frame. At this time, there is no option to review/rewatch as it is an immersive experience in a virtual instructor led training that is delivered/taught remotely in real time.
  • How many available positions are open to Obsidi Academy participants?
    The initial Obsidi Academy full-stack developer bootcamp will split into three (3) cohorts:
    • Estimated start date of Cohort 1: September 2022
    • Estimated start date of Cohort 2: January 2023
    • Estimated start date of Cohort 3: April 2023
  • How will I know if I have been accepted into Obsidi Academy?
    Successful bootcamp applicants will be contacted by our team via email.
  • How much will I be paid if selected?
    Obsidi Academy bootcamps are three (3) months of intensive training. If you're selected, you will be paid $2000 CAD/month.
  • Would I need to quit my full-time job while attending the Academy or perhaps closer to the end given that candidates are guaranteed a role upon completion?
    An Obsidi Academy participant would not be able to maintain a full time job and attend the Academy. It requires full time participation 40 hrs per week, similar to a job, In addition, there will be assignments, projects, etc. that will require additional time commitment similar to homework.
  • What are the computer hardware requirements for this program?
    All participants need access to a functional computer and dedicated internet access. Minimum computer specifications: 
    • Processor speed: 1.5ghz or higher
    • Memory: 4gb or higher
    • Storage: 1gb free space at least
  • Is technology experience required for this program?
    No previous technical or software knowledge and work experience are required.
  • What prerequisites are required?
    There are no prerequisites to joining the bootcamp. If you want to level up and learn your new skills, we’ll have you crush your goals through Obsidi Academy.
  • Is the Obsidi Academy open to all ages as long as they are Black identifying Canadian citizens or permanent residents?
    The Academy is open to Black identifying Canadian citizens or permanent residents that are age 18 and up.
  • Ready to Upskill Your Life?

    Here is your secure way to break into tech. Don’t wait to apply. Cohort spaces are limited. The first cohort starts in September 2022.