The Data Incubator

The Data Incubator is a 16-week (4 months) immersive program for those interested in acquiring hands-on data science and analytics skills- regardless of their discipline.

During the Incubator, participants will be taken through the theoretical concepts of data science and analytics. Participants will also learn how to use some of the most prominent data science and analytics tools; Microsoft Excel, Python, and Tableau for data wrangling, exploration, analysis, and visualization.

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Program Objective

The objective of the program is to produce ready-for-hire data analysts and data professional that are grounded in the theoretical concepts of data science and analytics, and also possess practical skills in data analytics, visualization, and modeling. Furthermore, the program also aims to expose and groom participants on the soft skills and professional ethics required to work as data professional

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Program Scope

The time you will spend in the incubator is going to the rigorous, engaging, tough, but amazing. You will work closely with our expert instructors, alumni, and fellow students to learn and master in-demand skills to help launch your career in data science and analytics. During the program, you will be divided into groups to work on real-life projects, embark on inter-team competition, and deliver presentations. On top of this, you will work on your capstone project towards the end of the program using real-life data to solve business, economic, or policy problems – depending on what interests you.

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What you will learn

  • Introduction to Data Science and Analytics

  • Statistics for Data Science and Analytics

  • Survey Design and Data Collection

  • Data Analytics with Microsoft Excel

  • Data Science and Machine Learning with Python

  • Data Visualization and Reporting with Tableau

  • Capstone Project Ideas

Duration

The incubator will span 16-week (4 months), during which you will be learning/working from our hub in Akure or REMOTELY from your location. Office Hours are thrice weekly, spanning 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (GMT +1)

Important Dates

  • Scholarship Application Closing Date: 25th April 2021 11:59PM (GMT +1)
  • Normal Application Closing Date: 30th April 2021
  • Program Start Date: 10th May 2021
  • Program End Date: 16th August 2021

Certification

A certificate shall be issued to eligible participants at the end of the program based on the following criteria.

  • Record of attendance during the Incubator
  • Completion of Capstone Project
  • Participation in Mini- Hackathons and Presentation

Mode of Participation

Participants can join the incubator and participate either.

  • Online/Remote
  • Offline/Physical

Evaluation and Assessment

During the incubator, you will be evaluated and assessed in the following ways.

  • Weekly Sprints
  • Heats (Group Projects)
  • Monthly Mini Hackathons
  • Exercises
  • Presentation Skills
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Capstone Project

Program Fee

USD1,000 equivalence of NGN450,0000

Scholarship

Limited scholarships and financial aids are available for financially challenged applicants or persons from less privileged backgrounds. Scholarship applications from the following groups will be given priority.

For Graduates

Graduates of any Nigerian higher institution.

Scholarship value: 85%

Number: 15

For Students

3rd or 4th-year students of Nigerian higher institution i.e. I.T students that want to join the incubator for their mandatory industrial training. Logbooks and learning journals shall be signed by the Lead Instructor.

Scholarship value: 90%

Number: 20

For Other Africans

Applicants from other African countries apart from Nigeria

Scholarship value: 70%

Number: 15

Scholarship Selection Process

  • Stage 1: Applications for scholarship will be reviewed within the 72 hours after submission.
  • Stage 2: Status of application will be communicated to participants via the registration email ID
  • Stage 3: Payment link/bank details will be sent to successful applicants to pay the balance
  • Stage 4: Upon payment confirmation, scholarship recipients will be required to fill their enrolment form where they select training days and time.

Other benefits

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Induction into ZACRAC Learnings Data Professional Network

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Employment opportunities with the company’s hiring partners.

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Free branded items like drinkware, stationery, bags, and apparel

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Able and trained hands on deck