FAQs on the Industry Apprenticeship of the Data Science Fellowship
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FAQs on the Industry Apprenticeship of the Data Science Fellowship

This blog post - which contains answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) - can help you learn specific details about the unique work-experience component of our Fellowship.

Data science is an increasingly dominant and potentially profitable field that has convinced many employees to consider a career change. That is why many data science schools have started setting up shop in the Philippines to cater to these success-hungry members of the workforce. But if you want a more meaningful path to the world of data science, we at Eskwelabs have come up with the Data Science Fellowship Industry Apprenticeship.

But what exactly is this Apprenticeship? Does this have anything to do with the ordinary concept of internship or on-the-job training (OJT)?

To help you learn more about this unique program that is part of our Data Science Fellowship, we have compiled a list of FAQs and their corresponding answers.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Data Science Fellowship Industry Apprenticeship?

The Data Science Fellowship Industry Apprenticeship is a paid 8- to 10-week, project-based opportunity for Bootcamp students to get involved in the growing local innovation ecosystem. After completing the Bootcamp, selected students will get to work under the mentorship of a project manager in continuing the projects they created from the Bootcamp for startup clients.

2. What is the duration of the Apprenticeship?

The Industry Apprenticeship is a part-time, project-based paid work opportunity that will run for 8-10 weeks. It will take place after the Data Science Fellowship Cohort 10 ends. Students are expected to commit 20 hours/week and will be paid in the form of a stipend.

3. What are the qualifications?

  • All Bootcamp students are eligible to be considered for the Industry Apprenticeship.
  • Students must be able to complete all 4 sprints of the Data Science Fellowship.
  • Students must be in good academic standing (Bootcamp performance, sprint outputs, and attendance)

4. Who is a good candidate for this Apprenticeship?

  • Students must be able to commit 20 hours/week for 8-10 weeks after the Bootcamp.
  • High-performing students who work well in a team will be prioritized.
  • Students without full-time employment may be preferred given their time availability.

5. How can I apply for this Apprenticeship?

You must first apply to become a student for the Data Science Fellowship by signing up here.

Once you have signed up, you must:

  • Answer and pass the assessment exam
  • Complete a fit interview with our Admissions Team
  • Secure financing for the Bootcamp
  • Accomplish any pre-Bootcamp requirements

During the interview, you will be asked by our Admissions Team if you are interested in applying for the Industry Apprenticeship. Once you become a student of the Bootcamp, you will automatically become eligible.

6. How will I know if I’m selected as an Apprentice?

Please indicate your interest to join the Industry Apprenticeship program at the start of the Bootcamp. We will then be completing the selection of students based on sprint performance. The final list of students who will join the Apprenticeship will be notified before the Bootcamp ends.

7. How much will Industry Apprentices be paid?

A key feature of the Industry Apprenticeship is getting compensated for your work. Data Science Fellowship students who will proceed with the apprenticeship will be compensated with a stipend of P25,000. This means those who will participate as Industry Apprentices will be able to earn back almost 50% of their Bootcamp tuition, within 2 months after graduation.

8. Who are the industry clients?

The clients of the Industry Apprenticeship are start-ups at the Asian Institute of Management - Dado Banatao Incubator. These startups will present business problems in exciting digital fields such as e-commerce, telemedicine, agritech, and more. These problems are the ones that Industry Apprentices will try to solve using their data projects.

9. When will the Data Science Fellowship Industry Apprenticeship start?

  • At the end of each Data Science Fellowship cohort for a total of 8-10 weeks (20 hours a week)

10. Do you have any other questions which are not covered by this blog post?

  • Send us an email at admissions@eskwelabs.com
  • You may also book a 1-on-1 chat with us by signing up here.