Zuka Academy joins Nairobi Garage
Zuka Academy, an institution that focuses on developing world class interdisciplinary data science talent has joined the Nairobi Garage ever growing community.
Based at our Kilimani Office Space, Zuka Academy has a pool of Industry experts working on game-changing projects at global and local organizations as part of their chain of guests.
So far, the academy has a great mix of interdisciplinary professionals who are carefully selected who range from engineers, statisticians, economists, entrepreneurs, and health professionals who are all looking at transitioning into new jobs or shifting to the field of Data.
To join Zukademy, prospective students go through an interview to understand their background and career aspirations and get a customized learning experience. Hiring managers and other career professionals are constantly involved in making the student career journey smoother.
Currently, Zukademy is accepting enrollment for June Immersive Foundations Program. With only 10% of potential fellows joining the program going through to attend it, the deadline for enrollment is 15 May to give ample time for selections and onboarding.
Our Elite Industry-Driven 20-week immersive foundations and advanced 10-Month Fullstack programs are carefully designed to tackle the Human Capital deficit in Data Science. We have co-created the program with not only Industry experts on different subject matters but also higher education stakeholders with a knack of skills transfer.
Zuka Academy joins our community at a time when the demand for Machine Learning and AI Talent is at a peak in simplifying Problem Solving across all sectors in the world. Food Security, Healthcare, Finance and other sectors in Africa that need World-class Data Skills.
World Economic Forum projects that 86% of organisations in Sub Saharan Africa are adopting Machine Learning into their strategies making Data Science the Most on Demand Skillset.
In Kenya, 80% of University Students are in Humanities and Social Sciences, whereas, only 20% are in STEM courses. While there are a lot of opportunities, only 72% of Job applicants are skilled enough to land an interview in Kenya and that is worse when it comes to Data related roles hugely because of insufficient industry standard skills.
Zuka Academy now joins companies like Carlsberg, world’s leading brewer, Trama TecnoAmbiental (TTA), World’s largest solar providers, mdundo, Power Hive, Africa Logistics Properties, MEST Africa, Africa Leadership University, LC Waikiki and TLCom Capital who are also part of Nairobi Garage business network.
Other companies that have joined us recently also include Magpi Childcare Group Africa, Africa Dilonix Limited, Associated Holdings Network Limited, The Root Cause among others. These companies have joined our Karen Office Space, Kilimani Office Space and Westlands Office space.
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