The best learning is by doing. The SkillsUP Lab gives you the chance to learn hands on, experiment with and create cool uses for data, AI and web development. Set your inner mad scientist free to join a global community.
Starting the first Monday of every month, join our community and become a data or IT professional in 6 months!
Work with our coaches to create your ideal schedule, whether that be in person or online.
We offer IT training in: Data Analysis, Data Science and AI, Python, Front End Web Development and custom topics upon request. You earn industry recognized certifications and practical experience.
Once you complete your training program, we’ll either offer you employment directly or help you find your next employer depending on your preference.
Power Skills is our answer to the question of how to maximize the impact our SkillsUP Lab participants can make. We developed the Power Skills program by identifying the most critical skills for IT professionals. We have created a unique curriculum that teaches participants to be more comfortable, confident and effective professionals. They learn to be better listeners, communicators and leaders. We’ve refined and expanded the program, making it available to nonprofits, businesses, and people looking for work. The skills learned and coached work for everyone, regardless of the profession. If you can connect and communicate, your message will be received, regardless of your target audience.
We deliberately build our learning communities to include people who are working and those who are seeking new work. Because we are firm believers in life long learning, through reskilling and upskilling. We foster community by connecting our cohorts with each other and hosting ongoing events for you to continue to share your knowledge and build your network with more people!
Anyone can apply to our programs. The qualities that we are looking for are: curiosity, persistence, resilience and community orientation. If you possess these qualities, then the SkillsUP Lab could be an excellent experience for you!
You’ll be joined by people from interesting backgrounds and experiences and you’ll join an inclusive tech community.
In your cohort, you will find people who are upskilling to grow with their current employer, reskilling to find new work, those who want to increase their own technical knowledge and entrepreneurs. During the program, everyone follows the same curriculum – including Power Skills and additional Special Topic classes. And everyone is held to the same standards regarding attendance, participation, progress and honor code.
You’ll earn certificates by completing individual industry certified courses from IBM, Microsoft and Google to name a few. Complete all the courses and Power Skills to receive our SkillsUP Lab program certificate with your professional certifications Python, data science, web development or data analysis.
Get hands-on experience during our daily sessions, where our experienced data and IT coaches will guide you. You’ll also be working on projects to broaden and consolidate your knowledge, so you’ll be prepared to work on real IT projects right away. Besides these sessions, we offer personal job coaching from the start, on a biweekly basis. Here, you’ll learn how to create or improve your CV, update your LinkedIn and more!
*We do not start a new program during July and December due to holidays
Getting familiar with your hardware, brushing up on valuable employee skills and getting the hang of any tools and software you’re going to use.
Learn all about Python, one of the most important programming languages for data manipulation.
Develop your Power Skills, like leadership, working in a team, storytelling abilities and solving conflicts!
Score an average of 85% or higher on your tests and courses to move on to the next step of this program.
After you’ve laid your foundation of Python, it’s time to start using it to work with data or to focus on web development. Either way, Python knowledge is key.
You’ll learn how to visualise, analyse and clean data with multiple tools, while working on real life projects! You’ll also learn how to build sites that make use of data.
If you’ve succesfully completed the Python, Data Science and Power Skills trajectory, you’ve officially graduated our SkillsUP Lab program. Congrats!