[Apply] Google Developers SSA Machine Learning Bootcamp 2022 for Sub-Saharan Africans

About SSA Google Developers Machine Learning Bootcamp

The SSA Google Developers Machine Learning Bootcamp is a program for those that want to become machine learning developers. The goal of this program is for the participants to study machine learning theories and eventually become able to solve engineering problems in actual job situations. We will provide an environment for self-study and various opportunities to whet your motivation.

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Screened participants are required to complete a training course in deep learning, a ML certification, and a hands-on project in 4 months. Those that complete all of them will be given a chance to apply for a full-time job or an intern position in companies that provide services involving machine learning.

Host: Google Developers
Category: Training & certification
Eligible Country: Sub-Sahara Africans
Application Closing Date: July 16th 2022

Programme Timeline
Apply: 4th July – 16th July 2022
Announcement: 27th July 2022
Program Start: 1st August 2022
Program Ends: 25th November 2022

Programme Benefits

  • This program offers you a chance to take a paid training program from reputable instructors and complete a professional certification so that you can become a machine learning developer without a financial burden.
  • Chance to connect with our partners to apply for employment
  • Intern position opportunity in companies that provide services involving machine learning.

Applicant requirements

  • It doesn’t matter if you are still in school, looking for a job, already have a job, or are a freelancer. Everybody can apply.
  • You must have basic programming experience in Python.
  • Given this program’s purpose, your personal goal must be to find employment at an IT company or a startup as a full-time worker or intern. If you are just interested in learning about machine learning, this program is not for you.
  • You must not have previously completed any of the training components offered in this program (Coursera Deep Learning Specialization, TensorFlow certification, GCP Professional Data Engineer certification, and GCP Professional ML Engineer certification).
  • Your English comprehension skills should be good enough to understand the training components mentioned above as they are conducted in English without an interpretation service.
  • The whole program will take about 4 months. You must be willing to work hard and learn during this time.
  • While we will set up online meetings and provide some mentoring to encourage your studies, you have to learn on your own.
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Available Courses & Certifications

We have the practical project option, enriched the sessions for resume writing and career development, and expanded the employment potential by partnering with more businesses to ensure that our participants will come out even stronger for the job market.

1. ML Training: Complete educational training in Machine Learning Theory

Deep Learning Specialization
A specialized training program in deep learning created by Andrew Ng, one of the founding members of Google Brain and a co-founder of Coursera, and his colleagues. It consists of five courses with lectures imparting professional knowledge as well as insights and advice from the experiences of industry leaders.

  • This training component is in English and is a requirement of the program.
  • While you must study on your own to complete this training, we will provide online groups and mentoring opportunities to help with the process.
  • Google will fund the cost associated with this training.
  • Participants completing this training will receive a completion gift.
2. ML Certificates: Complete a machine learning certification

TensorFlow certificates: This certificate can demonstrate your deep learning and machine learning (ML) problem-solving skills.

GCP Professional Data Engineer certificates: This certification exam assesses your ability to design data processing systems, process architect data, build systems and operationalize machine learning models, and ensure solution quality.

GCP Professional ML Engineer certificates: This certification exam assesses your ability to frame ML problems, architect solutions, design data preparation and processing systems, develop models, automate and orchestrate pipelines, and monitor, optimize, and maintain ML solutions.

  • You must complete at least one of the above certifications.
  • The exams are in English.
  • While you must study on your own to complete your certification, we will provide online groups and mentoring opportunities to help with your preparation.
  • Google will fund the cost of the TensorFlow Certification exam.
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3. ML Practice: Participate in Kaggle Competition

Kaggle is a platform for competitions where data scientists from all over the world come together to demonstrate their skills and earn prizes and fame. Experiencing real or close-to-real cases by participating in a Kaggle competition will provide a chance to see how much you have learned from the Deep Learning Specialization and ML certification.

  • All communications on Kaggle will be in English.
  • While you must take the initiative to find members and decide on the data and theme for your project, we will provide some mentorship with general guidance.
  • Participants completing this training will receive a completion gift.
4. ML Network: Make connections with ML companies and apply for employment

Gebeya, the premier Pan-African talent marketplace,will facilitate virtual Tech Talk, Career Talk and Meet up sessions with tech companies looking for ML developers where you can gather insights from real-life examples as you prepare a career as a ML developer.

  • Tech Talk: Participating companies introduce their technology and share what it’s like to work as developers. You will get to hear from current practitioners about their workplace and find out more about the companies you’ll apply for.
  • Career Talk/Resume Clinic: One of the common challenges of looking for a new job is creating an impressive work portfolio. Experts in the field will explain and give advice on how to build your long-term career and how to manifest that in your resume instead of merely listing qualifications acquired over a short time.
  • Meetup: You will get to meet and communicate with experts from the training component, specialized ML developers, and other participants of the program, finding answers and inspirations about the field.

How to Apply for SSA Google Developers Machine Learning Bootcamp 2022

Completion of the training components, certification, and other parts are all conducted online. You can participate in the program from anywhere in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, you must be eligible for employment at the partner companies you will be connected to after the program. Visit the official announcement page for more detils. Click on the Apply now button below to apply.

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