Hi, everyone! My name is Basty, and I’m a data scientist and educator from Metro Manila. If there’s something I value so much, that is education. Education has allowed me to not only dive into the amazing world of code and data, but also to encourage and inspire others to do the same. Read more about me here.
Outside of work and school, I love playing video games like Valorant and League of Legends. I also love listening to Broadway musicals (HAMILTON, DEH, TICK TICK BOOM ALL THE WAY!). Lastly, I LOVE watching Friends, New Girl, HIMYM, and The Big Bang Theory.
Now, let’s take a look at my notebook!
With the theme of this month being "Just for you, we will be the bridge that connects you to the data industry in the PH," this blog will celebrate how Eskwelabs can serve as a bridge to the data industry in the Philippines and how they have helped many individuals become successful in this field.
Since their operations started in 2019, they have helped tons of students, data enthusiasts, and career shifters enter the field of data in the Philippines.Their passion for providing affordable, high-quality data skills education is truly inspiring. If you're interested in upskilling and becoming a data scientist, Eskwelabs is the perfect platform to get started with. And with that, let’s get started!
To start off, let’s first talk about the data industry here in the Philippines.
As the world becomes more data-driven, the demand for professionals skilled in data analytics has skyrocketed. If you simply go to LinkedIn and look for job postings, you’ll be bombarded by the number of job posts for data analysts/scientists. Many students are also recognizing the importance of this field and are interested in pursuing careers in the data industry. Fortunately, there are many schools that offer high-quality education in data analytics, inspiring students to enter this exciting and rapidly growing field.
Aside from universities such as UP Diliman, Ateneo de Manila, and Mapua University, to name a few, who offer degrees in Data, there are now global opportunities to learn data analytics beyond the traditional university routes. There are online platforms such as Kaggle and Coursera who offer free courses on data science. Speaking of online platforms, we also have bootcamps—and one of which is Eskwelabs! Fun fact, I was one of the fellows that Eskwelabs has helped to achieve a career in data!
For those that are not familiar with Eskwelabs, they are an excellent example of a platform in the Philippines that offers high-quality education in data analytics. Eskwelabs is a data upskilling school that provides training and education in data analytics and other data-related fields.
Eskwelabs offers a variety of courses and programs designed to meet the needs of students at different levels of expertise. For those students who may or may not have prior experience with data, they offer the Data Analytics Bootcamp, which provides an introduction to the basics of data analysis and visualization. For more advanced students, they offer a Data Science Fellowship program, which is a 15-week immersive course that covers topics such as statistics, machine learning, and data visualization.
One of the unique aspects of Eskwelabs is its focus on hands-on and project-based learning. They provide students with real-world projects and assignments that help them apply their knowledge in practical ways. This approach helps students develop the skills they need to succeed in the data industry and prepares them for the types of challenges they will encounter in their careers.
Another benefit of Eskwelabs is its focus on community building. They have a strong network of alumni and industry partners that provide students with mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to job openings. This helps students build relationships within the data industry and increases their chances of success in their careers.
Eskwelabs can be the bridge that connects students to the data industry in the Philippines
Great! You’re all caught up with what Eskwelabs is. Now, let’s take a look into how Eskwelabs can serve as a bridge for you into the data industry.
Eskwelabs has a strong network of industry partners, which includes companies and organizations in the data industry. These partners provide students with access to job openings, mentorship opportunities, and networking events—which can help students build relationships with professionals in the industry and increase their chances of finding employment after graduation.
Eskwelabs provides students with real-world projects and assignments that are designed to simulate the types of challenges they will encounter in the data industry. This approach helps students develop the practical skills they need to succeed in the workplace and gives them experience working with real data sets and technologies.
Eskwelabs offers career services and support to students, including resume building, interview preparation, and job search assistance. This helps students prepare for the job market and increases their chances of finding employment after graduation.
Eskwelabs is a valuable resource for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the data industry in the Philippines. Their programs and courses provide students, enthusiasts, and career shifters with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in this field. Their focus on community building and industry partnerships helps students make connections and find employment opportunities. Eskwelabs believes that talent is everywhere, but there is a lack of opportunity—and so by bridging the gap between education and industry, Eskwelabs is helping to build a pipeline of talented professionals in the data industry in the Philippines.