The School of Engineering and Technology partnered with Correlation One and SoftBank in the Data Science 4 All (DS4A)/Empowerment initiative.
DS4A/ Empowerment is a free training program designed to give people from underrepresented groups the opportunity to find their dream job in data-related fields and set them up for career success. The program aims to train 10,000 data science professionals in three years, prioritizing those who identify as Black, Latinx, or LGBTQ+, as well as women and military veterans.
Participants in DS4A receive 14 weeks of data and analytics training while working on case studies and projects, including projects submitted by SoftBank portfolio companies. The initiative also connects participants with mentors who will provide professional development and career coaching. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive up to 16 college credits towards a bachelor’s degree in data analytics at MDC:
- CAP 1788 - Introduction to Data Analytics (4 credits)
- COP 1047C - Python Programming (4 credits)
- CAP 4936 - Special Topics in Data Analytics (8 credits)
How to receive the college credits?
Students completing the DS4A/Empowerment program can apply for the 16 college credits after receiving the certificate of completion from Correlation One and registering in the Bachelor in Data Analytics at MDC.
Who can participate in the program?
Any MDC student with an interest in data. No previous experience is required.