Our target group is 4th year students at universities in our target countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia) in STEM intensive subjects (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering, others). Through a combination of reaching out to contacts at top universities in these countries and an open call for applicants, 10 Academy will aim to select 100 learners with the motivation of becoming a job-ready data scientist within 3 months of training.
Learners will be expected to have access to a laptop with an internet connection solid enough to facilitate a good chat connection and the ability to run Google Colab, download materials, surf the internet and use chat communications such as Slack. To enable a compressed training, only learners that meet specific competence prerequisites in Python programming, Python libraries and Statistics will be admitted (details to be released).Users will be encouraged to stick with the training through to completion through:
-Dedicated online support through an online community including a paid community manager, including a focus on using community chat as a central place to discuss assignments and materials.
-Feedback on performance through points and a leaderboard system, with differentiated results for top users.
-Recognition that training leads to a comprehensive/complete training to produce job-ready talent