FIU students can now attend 24-week data science “boot camp” and build real-world work portfolio

by | Aug 30, 2022

  • Florida International University on Tuesday announced a partnership with Metis, a data science and analytics training provider, to launch the FIU Data Science Bootcamp
  • The 24-week program consists of six four-week-long courses covering the fundamentals of data science industry knowledge 
  • The program aims to provide students with a functioning portfolio of completed works to assist in acquiring a job upon completion 

Metis, a leading data science and analytics training provider and part of global educational services provider Kaplan, has partnered with Florida International University (FIU) to launch the FIU Data Science Bootcamp, a 24-week online program beginning in October.

Created and engineered by data scientists at Metis, the bootcamp will feature a project-based curriculum to help students build a portfolio of real-world work that aims to assist in job acquisition.

“This partnership demonstrates FIU’s ongoing commitment to equipping our learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to take full advantage of lucrative, in-demand career opportunities in any industry,” said Dr. Elizabeth M. Béjar, interim provost, executive vice president, and chief operating officer, Florida International University.

The curriculum is structured by six four-week-long courses that cover a range of fundamental data science principles. The courses include Python and Math Fundamentals, Exploratory Data Analysis, Business Fundamentals for Data Practitioners, Linear Regression and Data Acquisition, Machine Learning Classification, Natural Language Processing, and Unsupervised Learning.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Florida International University to create this data science bootcamp that will help learners get, and stay, a step ahead in a competitive workforce,” said Roberto Reif, executive director and head of Metis. “From personalized career support that extends beyond the completion of the data science bootcamp to one-on-one career guidance to job search tutorials that teach learners how to build an impressive resume, the program provides them all the resources they need to help achieve their career goals.”

FIU was recently awarded more than $2 million by Cyber Florida to fund four projects focused on educating and preparing students for careers in cybersecurity and information technology.

The funding will further boost FIU’s quickly expanding cybersecurity programs and comes shortly after being awarded $2 million to develop artificial intelligence cybersecurity tools and leading the sold-out 2022 National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference, which focuses on exploring ways to develop a skilled cybersecurity workforce. 


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