Applications Open for iAspire Data Science Fellowship (iDAF) Program
· Successful graduates take a cloud certification in AWS, Azure or Google – Medeiros
Data science continues to evolve as one of the most lucrative and in-demand career paths for skilled professionals. iDAF, a non-governmental organisation that focuses on creating an Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) empowered community in Africa, has introduced iAspire Data Science Fellowship Program that assists Nigerians in acquiring advanced skills in this area.
Data Science entails a combination of data inference, algorithms, and technology that solves complex problems.
The core of this technology is data that is initially raw, then streamlined, and stored in a data warehouse. These vast amounts of data can help generate significant business values.
Today, leading organisations bring their Data Science and Business Intelligence practices together, providing them with timely and centralised access to corporate data.
To cue Nigerian businesses to emerging business models requires skilled data scientists.
To this end, the iDAF’s flagship program aims to train and prepare Nigerian bright minds to use Artificial Intelligence and advanced machine and deep learning concepts to tackle business and social problems.
It is a two-year program that includes six months of comprehensive data science training and 18 months of professional work as a data scientist consultant with iDAF’s partner Data Wrangling .
In addition, successful graduates take a cloud certification in AWS, Azure or Google.
Participants on the two-year journey will also enjoy mentorship from the industry and academia that promises interaction, social learning, localised capstone project and a globally accepted cloud certification.
Speaking to the press, the co-founder/CEO of iDAF, Theophilus Medeiros, said that the capstone program offers a comprehensive curriculum for participants and it is designed for the industry.
“iAspire Data Science Fellowship is about the only data science program in Africa that offers the most comprehensive curriculum and a guaranteed Cloud Certification. The curriculum is designed and being constantly updated to cater to industry needs by experienced data science practitioners and professors.
“The program creates a portfolio of 10 mini-projects and a capstone project across industries of your choice to showcase your skills and knowledge and will definitely offer participants knowledge about the theory of current data science technologies with hands-on experience.”
“Therefore, we get you up to speed as quickly and deeply in just six months of current topics. Interestingly, the faculty is a mix of Top Data Scientists working for Fortune 50 companies who are passionate in teaching,” the Founder added.
In his comment, the iDAF’s co-founder, Prince Ogwuru, advised the government to develop policy frameworks and structures on which artificial intelligence can thrive, and position Nigeria as the leader of Artificial Intelligence in Africa.
How to participate:
Interested candidates are to visit iDAF’s website (www.idaf.ng) and submit an application not later than October 5, 2019.
You will be required to perform an online assessment after your submission to help iDAF’s team understand your readiness for the program or determine the area to improve before and during the program.
To partner and have iDAF work on your business challenges using Artificial Intelligence, contact the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org. See the programme schedule for further details.
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