Explore Data Science Academy Launches Online Courses Into Africa

Africa's rich potential in youth talent and data science underpins move
By: EXPLORE Data Science Academy
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - May 3, 2021 - PRLog -- South Africa's world-leading data science training institute, the EXPLORE Data Science Academy (EDSA), will soon offer its range of online data science and data engineering courses in Africa.  The academy is putting its focus on talent within Nigeria and Kenya.

According to Cities Alliance an estimated 60% of Africa's population is under the age of 25, making Africa the world's youngest continent. While close to 11 million young people join the African labour market each year, the continent generates only 3.7 million jobs annually.

"Our aim with our data science and data engineering courses is to offer talented, ambitious and hard-working young people in Africa the chance to be trained for a career that has been labelled "the sexiest in the 21stcentury," says Shaun Dippnall, CEO of EXPLORE Data Science Academy.

"We have always cherished the goal of training young data scientists in other African countries and now, after four years of perfecting our training methods at home, we are ready to spread our wings into key African countries," he explains.

"By going online, we can reach a far wider audience and we now train thousands of young people every year.  The success of our full-time course has been phenomenal and we have a 95% placement rate after graduation with excellent starting salaries.  Our courses are designed to be practical and deal with real world problems in business," says Dippnall.

Kenya has been identified as an ideal African country for EDSA expansion.

Dippnall continues, "We aim our courses at young people between the ages of 18 and 35 and this fits perfectly into the Kenyan demographic, where about 20 percent of the population is between 15 and 24.

Nigeria has the largest economy and the biggest population in Africa, with more than 200 million people.  About 9% of the population is aged between 15 and 24, which offers EDSA a potential pool of nearly twenty million young people from which to select its students.

Nigeria telecoms is key driver of growth

Dippnall adds, "Nigeria's telecoms sector has been singled out as one of the key drivers of growth post-pandemic.  These factors combine to make Nigeria an ideal environment in which to train young data scientists, who will make a significant difference to the efficiency and effectiveness of companies as the world moves deeper into the digital, information age."

The data science universe is expanding in complexity and EDSA is right up there, offering courses in Data Science, Data Engineering, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

EXPLORE Data Science Academy was recently appointed by Amazon Web Services (AWS) (https://businesstech.co.za/news/cloud-hosting/480453/amaz...) as its training partner.

Potential applicants can gather all the important information by visiting https://explore-datascience.net/.

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