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Kaplan Learning Institute to enter into unique collaboration with Metis in the acceleration of technical skills for Data Scientists

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 15 February 2019 – Kaplan Learning Institute (KLI), one of Singapore’s leading corporate
training providers, and Metis, a leading provider of data science skills
training for individuals and businesses, today officially announced the launch
of the Metis
Data Science Bootcamp @ Kaplan
. The collaboration sees KLI bringing
a local perspective to Metis’ highly successful bootcamp that runs in the
United States (US).


Launched by Kaplan Inc. in the US,
in 2014, Metis is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing
Education and Training (ACCET), an agency recognised by the US Department of
Education. To be accredited by ACCET, high levels of standards are set, which include
demanding review and approval of curriculum, instructional personnel,
instructional delivery, and admissions and student services. All Metis bootcamps
are designed and taught by data science practitioners. Its alumni in the US have
gone on to work at top companies including IBM, Spotify, Facebook, Deloitte,
Apple, and many more.


The Metis Data Science Bootcamp @
Kaplan, in Singapore, will allow participants to equip themselves with tech
skills in data science tools such as the Python coding environment, Machine
Learning, interactive data visualisation and other modern big data tools and architecture.
Conducted over a period of 12 weeks, participants in the bootcamp will complete
five projects that can be included in their professional portfolio to
demonstrate their ability to design, implement and communicate the results of
data science projects for business usage, which is a highly-sought after
skillset in data science professionals. Upon successful completion of the
bootcamp, graduates will receive a Metis Certificate of Completion and
transcript, recognised on an equal merit to those received by the bootcamp
participants in the US.


Supported by both the Infocomm
Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) Tech Skills Accelerator (TeSA)
Tech Immersion and Placement Programme (TIPP)1, and the Employment
and Employability Institute (e2i), the Metis Data Science Bootcamp @ Kaplan will
aid in the development of a digital and connected society. One of the
strategies outlined by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Industry
Transformation Map is the
strengthening of the nation’s building
capabilities in frontier technologies such as Data Analytics. In an era where
data analytics can help companies make informed decisions for revenue and
growth, proficiency in data analytics is a skill that is highly sought after
not only by those within the Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
sector, but even across various industry sectors such as finance, retail and
healthcare. According
to a report by LinkedIn
, the data scientist profession is the top
emerging job in Singapore.


Trainees eligible for the Metis
Data Science Bootcamp @ Kaplan, may enjoy course fee support
through TeSA TIPP. Participants may also receive
support for job placement in tech-related roles from e2i, one of the placement
partners for the bootcamp.

Mr Jason Moss, President and
Founder of Metis, says, “We couldn’t be
more excited to bring our bootcamp to Singapore, where the government has made
such strong commitments to skilling up its workforce — specifically in training
its citizens in AI. Given its vibrant tech scene and multinational business
environment, Singapore has become a global hub for tech-savvy talent. We look
forward to playing a role in furthering this by combining Metis’ track record
of excellence in the US with KLI’s leadership in Singapore to deliver the region’s
most efficient, effective path to levelling up data science skills.”


Associate Professor Rhys Johnson,
Chief Operating Officer & Provost of Kaplan Singapore states, “We are delighted to collaborate with Metis
from US to bring its esteemed Data Science Bootcamp to Singapore. We believe
that the collective experience and close collaboration between the two
divisions under Kaplan Inc. will benefit participants and help develop data
science capabilities and talents in Singapore. With available support from IMDA
and e2i, the bootcamp is made more accessible for Singaporeans aspiring to
enhance their technical skills in the field of Data Science.”


“There
remains a strong demand for ICT skills and talent, of which expertise in data
analytics will play a pivotal role in the digital transformation of industries
and businesses,”
said Mr Howie Lau,
Chief Industry Development Officer, IMDA. “The
collaboration between Kaplan Learning Institute and Metis to offer immersive
training and job placement support will be beneficial for individuals who are
seeking a rewarding career in the field of data science. Our local
professionals can leverage on TeSA to upskill or reskill, thereby seizing
opportunities and reaping rewards in the digital economy.”


 “In our move toward the digital
economy, acquiring relevant skills in artificial intelligence and data
analytics are vital as these will boost our workers’ competencies — including
the ability to optimise the collection and use of data for customer profiling
and intelligence for product enhancement, research and development, and
strategic planning. Together with Kaplan Learning Institute and Infocomm Media
Development Authority, e2i will outreach to our network of partners, and
encourage Singaporeans to level up their digital readiness with the Metis Data
Science Bootcamp,”
said Mr Gilbert Tan, CEO of e2i.



For more information, visit https://metis.kaplan.com.sg/.

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