Get job-ready as a Machine Learning Engineer in 12 weeks.

Pay back when you're getting paid. Our not-for-profit, fully-online training gets recent African undergraduates job ready for Machine Learning Engineer careers globally in 12 weeks.

Applications for Batch 4 Intensive opening 31 May 2021.

Apply for Batch 4 (coming soon)

10 Academy Training Overview

Intensive Training

  • Training for recent undergraduates
  • Graduates are job ready
  • Focus on Machine Learning Engineering Careers

Priming Training

  • Preparatory training for undergraduate students
  • Dates to be announced

Creating Training

  • Training for academics and graduate students
  • Dates to be announced

Intensive Training Overview

10 Academy intensive training gets African undergraduates ready for global 4th IR careers in 3 months.  This has three components and we believe that these are all essential.  Our most recent training batch saw 70% of graduates placed into data science careers within 7 months, and we aim to continually improve this.
  • We believe that long-term potential is more important than today’s skill
  • We look for Work Ethic, Bias to self-teach, Bias to support community, Speed of learning
  • We train for and measure results in 17 different competencies – each of which we see as essential for your future career as a Machine Learning Engineer
  • Training is online, so you canattend from anywhere – a full-time community manager will make sure that youalways have support there when you need it
  • No lectures – our approach is to provide challenges that mimic the end-to-end work that your employer will ask you to do, often with real-world data from industry.  Learn with the support of full-time tutors and from your peers.
  • Weekly anonymous leaderboards help you see how you’re doing relative to your peers.  Challenge yourself for one of 5 badges onoffer each week to showcase your exceptional progress.
  • Weekly dashboard of your progress on each competency to see what to focus on to be job ready
  • We help you prepare a profile page to showcase your work career plan
  • We help you with your CV
  • We help you prepare a 2 year plan

Batch 4 - Dates

Applications Open

31 May - 11 June 2021

Selection

21 June - 2 July 2021

Training

12 July - 1 Oct 2021

Intensive Training - Graduate Outcomes

  • We believe that long-term potential is more important than today’s skill
  • We look for Work Ethic, Bias to self-teach, Bias to support community, Speed of learning
  • We train for and measure results in 17 different competencies – each of which we see as essential for your future career as a Machine Learning Engineer
  • Training is online, so you canattend from anywhere – a full-time community manager will make sure that youalways have support there when you need it
  • No lectures – our approach is to provide challenges that mimic the end-to-end work that your employer will ask you to do, often with real-world data from industry.  Learn with the support of full-time tutors and from your peers.
  • Weekly anonymous leaderboards help you see how you’re doing relative to your peers.  Challenge yourself for one of 5 badges onoffer each week to showcase your exceptional progress.
  • Weekly dashboard of your progress on each competency to see what to focus on to be job ready
  • We help you prepare a profile page to showcase your work career plan
  • We help you with your CV
  • We help you prepare a 2 year plan

How Intensive Training Works

Pre-Training Self-Learning

Access Self-Teaching Resources

Application

Brief Application Form

Selection

  • Quiz
  • Pre-requisite Check
  • Interviews
  • 1 week intensive challenge

Intensive Training

  • 12 weeks with 10-12 weekly intensivechallenge, each simulating the type of project likely to be found in industry
  • Guest talks
  • Community events and presence of a full-time community manager
  • 6 hours of tutoring availability daily

Job Placement

  • We work to match you in to work
  • Internships

Repayment

  • When you match into work and you are earning over $500US/month, 20% of your salary back until your training fee is repaid
  • Internships – your training fee is paid by your internship employer

Batch 4 Application Form

Coming soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the training repayment fee?

This is to be announced

What is your intensive training?

Fully-online training, 6 days/week for 12 weeks to get recent African undergraduates job ready.

Who is it for?

Anyone from Africa that has recently completed an undergraduate degree and wants to become a Machine Learning Engineer.

What if I don't have a STEM background?

That's fine with us, as long as you can demonstrate the required pre-requisite knowledge.

What if I haven’t completed an undergraduate degree?

We plan to offer a small number of experimental places to those that haven’t completed their undergraduate degrees.

Am I guaranteed a job afterwards?

We cannot guarantee anyone a job afterwards, but you don’t pay back until you are getting paid. Batch 3 saw 70% job placement within 7 months, and we aim to improve on that for Batch 4.

How are you different than organization X?

  • Our focus is on getting recent African graduates ready for the world of work.  The problem space is enormous, we welcome all others working in a similar area.
  • We believe that our model is uniquely effective and efficient
  • We are not-for-profit
  • We don’t lock you into long payback periods

Which competencies will I be job ready in?

  • Python programming
  • SQL programming
  • Modelling and Evaluation
  • MLOps and Continuous Delivery
  • Data Understanding
  • Data Preparation
  • Visualization of data
  • Understanding the business
  • Software engineering
  • Ethics
  • Math & Stats
  • Problem Identification (anticipation)
  • Our world in data
  • How to make outsized contributions
  • Communication
  • Community building and mentorship
  • Launching your career

Trainee Testimonials

With 10 Academy, the growth was exponential and within weeks I was building my models and even perfecting them.

Lawal, Nigeria

Through 10 Academy, I got my first international paid job which set me on a career path I would never have imagined.

Sampson, Ghana

They had equipped us with skills that were in demand in the market and trained us on how to remain relevant in the future.

Gerald, Kenya

With 10 Academy, I’ve grown professionally with all skills (technical and non-technical) needed to become a job-ready data scientist. All starting from zero. 10 Academy is a better place for young Africans to start their careers in data science.

Jeanette, Rwanda

10 Academy made a creative, knowledgeable and skilled data scientist from the newbie.  What seemed impossible became possible and all this was through the effect of 10 Academy training.

David, Kenya

The hands on experience on the weekly projects taught and challenged me to work smarter and always look for efficient ways to handle tasks at hand, which have been using in my current job.

Bessy, Kenya

10 Academy jump-started my career by multiplying my skills and determination to work before placing me into a great job.

Nahom, Ethiopia

Glory and gore go hand in hand, but again the on and off switches of the 2 are in your mind – 10 Academy showed me that.

Ada, Kenya

There is no other place I would think to start my training in data science.

Jayeola, Nigeria

I learned from 10 Academy to jump out of my comfort zone. I believe that 10 Academy can change your life too, and upgrade your mindset in ways you cannot even imagine!

Rabiaa, Tunisia