After 5 months of intensive training, as well as completing final graduation projects, 24 students have successfully graduated from a special program in Advanced Digital Skills, which was created and delivered by IT Academy STEP Cambodia in partnership with UNDP Cambodia.
Students had a unique opportunity to join training programs, which were offered with 100% scholarship, and study one of the majors:
1. Digital Marketing
2. Data Science and Analytics Fundamentals.
Those programs included both soft and professional skills, as well as a strong focus on professional portfolio development. Students in the Digital Marketing program have developed marketing strategies for the brands of their choice, defining communication channels, brand strategies, creating communication materials and setting up communication KPIs. Students in Data Science and Analytics Fundamentals worked in the teams to create case studies with useful insights, following the data analysis and applying skills in practice.
The program was a successful trial of developing a market-driven program with a strong focus on employability. With the support from UNDP Cambodia, the program was focused on ensuring graduates are offered internships in the industry. As a result, graduates will join Amret Microfinance, Sabay, Zooms Group, Growth4Growth Consultants, Solution BI Cambodia and Zillenium for 3 months internships with the companies to practice their professional skills.
As one of the main program targets was to ensure gender balance, more than 50% of the graduates are female students. For many, this was their first training in advanced digital skills and was an outstanding opportunity to set up their career on this path.
IT Academy STEP Cambodia team is thankful to DataCamp partnership, which was offering to the students free access to DataCamp online platform with DataCamp Donates program, thus ensuring that the program meets the best international standards in data science.