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Vodacom Lesotho Foundation Scholarship

The opportunity to grow tech competency that can immediately boost employability by local and international companies.

Closing worldwide talent gaps.

We are teaming up with the Vodacom Lesotho Foundation to offer 50 Scholarships to Basotho in Lesotho, Southern Africa. Recipients will be able to choose from two Nanodegree programs: Programming for Data Science with Python and Business Analytics. Our mission is to enable an inclusive and sustainable digital society, and we’re committed to closing the technology talent gap through hands-on projects, highly-curated content, and on-demand support.
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Scholarship Process

APPLICATION PERIOD
Submit your application between March 9, 2022 through April 25, 2022.

NANODEGREE PROGRAM
Those selected as one of 50 scholarship recipients will begin the Nanodegree program of their choice—either Programming for Data Science with Python or Business Analytics. During your learning journey, you will have the opportunity to participate in networking and mentoring sessions to learn industry best practices and more.

GRADUATION
Students will graduate with a portfolio of real-world projects and receive an official certificate after completing the program.

Program Schedule

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    Application Start Date

    March 9, 2022

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    Application End Date

    April 25, 2022

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    Learner Start Date

    May 24, 2022

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    Learner End Date

    October 24, 2022

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Programming for Data Science with Python

Prepare for a data science career by learning the fundamental data programming tools: Python, SQL, command line, and Git.

Projects include:
  • Complete an entire data analysis process from start to finish while working in PostgreSQL.
  • Use Python to answer analytical questions about bikeshare trip data collected from three US
  • Use Git and Github to manage versions of a program and collaborate with others on programming projects.

This program will prepare you for a career in data science. Graduate with programming competencies used in many data analysis and data science roles, including Python, SQL, Terminal, and Git.
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Business Analytics

Gain foundational skills like collecting and analyzing data, modeling business scenarios, and communicating your findings with SQL, Excel, and Tableau.

Projects include:
  • Explore an interactive data dashboard to uncover insights and write a short report about your findings.
  • Use statistics and spreadsheet programs like Excel to analyze data from over 500 companies on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Query a digital music store database which holds information regarding the store’s media, employees, and customers.
  • Build interactive dashboards with Tableau and use them to discover and communicate insights from data.

This program is a great introduction to the fundamentals of data and analysis. You will leave with practical skills that you can apply in jobs across any industry. Plus, these competencies are a solid foundation for a career in data analysis and data science.

The next stage in your career starts today.

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