Exceptionally motivated young Africans

Providing exceptionally motivated young STEM graduates in Africa with training to be a job-ready Data Scientist.


Job ready data scientist

Online training with dedicated tutors and community managers.  10 competencies and 6Cs of value.  We get you job-ready.


Career as a Data Scientist

Training that gets you job ready.  Custom support for top learners to get further training.

10 Academy identifies, trains and enables exceptionally talented young Africans to have an outsized impact on the world.

10 Academy’s vision is thousands of exceptionally talented Africans making social contributions that can go onto impact millions of people in Africa and the rest of the world is inspired by the following quote:
The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic — in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea — known to medical science is work. -Thomas Szasz, author, professor of psychiatry (15 Apr 1920-2012)

10 Academy provides unique value to learners in 6 areas:

  • Connections to currently advertised jobs for top performers
  • Curated Content – All learners can access high quality content that has been vetted by experts
  • Community – Fellow learners, experts and tutors create a community of learners
  • Certification – Completion of the course leads to a certificate and a portfolio of results
  • Completeness – Course provides the complete range of skills needed for a real data science job
  • Cost – training is 100% free.  Learners that match with a job via 10 Academy will be asked to contribute maximum $100US/month for 12 months.

Responding to the impact of the CoronaVirus on higher education in Africa, 10 Academy is launching a special online-only training course: 50x 4th year undergraduate students will receive 3 months of online training providing them with the full range of competencies required to become a job ready data scientist.

This competitive program will provide the top 5 learners with a 6-week custom incubation program to support them to pick up additional skills commensurate with their drive to go beyond job-ready to having 10x impact. All learners will receive training in career pathways including freelancing. Training is 100% free for learners.

Applications will open mid-May 2020 – stay tuned for more information.

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