An accelerator to fast-track the development of data professionals
Fast track your career with Data, Analytics and AI skills. Become the next Junior Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Business analyst, or Data Engineer.
Full sponsorship is available for eligible candidates!
CADS Data Star is a fully sponsored accelerator program for graduates with Bachelor's, Master or Ph.D. The program includes
- 1 to 2 months of in-class intensive Data Science enablement training & mentorship with experienced data scientists
- 12 months industry placement with our Industry Partners.
Become a catalyst for change with Data Star Accelerator
Data Star Accelerator provides graduates with the opportunity to futureproof themselves in terms of skills, knowledge and experiences while safeguarding their careers against change, and ultimately adapting to current and future trends.
The curated learning paths are in line with the Data Professionals Skills Framework to support data science, analytics, and artificial intelligence knowledge development focused on four specializations: Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Data Engineer, and Junior Data Scientist.
Exceptional Career Prospect
Data Star is the ticket to highly sought–after roles for years to come. Here’s a list of potential future careers you will be embarking on:
- Data engineer
- Data analyst
- Data scientist
- Machine learning engineer
- Cloud computing manager
- Decision analytics manager
- Data innovation manager
- Digital transformation lead
- Business intelligence specialist
- Chief Data Officer, Chief Technology Officer
Competitive income potential
Since 2017, 754 candidates, comprising 69% of the total intake have graduated from the program, with 225 of them graduating in 2020. On average, Data Star graduates earn 50% more than average jobseekers with US$845 (RM3,500) as the average starting salary.
Potential 12 months placement with CADS’ industry partners to put the theory you learned into practice. You’ll even earn an allowance during your placement. Your learning does not end after the training as you will get guidance for the next 9 - 12 months.
We provide participants with the foundation skill sets for each of the knowledge areas. Our courses include lectures and lab sessions, hands-on programming and interactive learning. Each path includes an opportunity for mentorship, project presentation and soft skill development.
Junior Data Scientist
A practical fast-paced, hands-on training for participants to explore the interdisciplinary field of data science.
The course teaches participants to think in a data scientific way, conduct or approximate experiment data rigorously, develop predictive models and monitor model outputs.
Equips participants with the ability to set up and run an analysis using R, analyze data correctly, and communicate and visualize findings well.
Participants will also be taught to extract insights and knowledge from data.
Enables participants to understand the importance of data management and realize the value of an organization's data.
The focus will be on broadening their activity towards the whole data life-cycle.
Education Experience & Age
Data Star program is open to fresh graduates (28 years old and below) with Bachelors, Masters or PhDs.
Candidates from the following educational background are encouraged to apply:
- Science & Technology
- Mathematics & Statistics
- Business Administration & Finance
- Physics, Chemistry & Biology
- Actuarial Science
- Finance, Economics, Banking, and Investment
Working professionals aged 28 and below, with less than 3 years of working experience are also encouraged to apply.
Candidates working in the following industry are welcome to apply:
- Banking, finance, and investment
- Insurance and risk management
- Manufacturing and engineering
- Entrepreneurship, Sales, marketing, and business development
- Blockchain technologies
- Oil & gas
Only graduate who is available for full time learning for 2 months will be considered. Upon completion of the training, the candidate must enter the workforce for 9 - 12 months.
Step 1: Start the application
Click the 'Apply now' button below and a new login page will open.
Step 2: Register an account & verify your email
Fill up your details to register your new CADS account and verify your email.
Step 3: Submit application and complete assessment
Log in with your email and password, fill up the Data Star application form and complete the two assessments sent to you via email.
Step 4: Selection and interview
Selected candidates will be notified for an interview session. Successful candidates will be offered sponsorship by our sponsors for the upcoming cohort.
Step 5: Complete intensive training
Committed candidates will undergo 1-2 months of intensive training with experienced data scientists and industry experts. Candidates will be exposed to industry partners for career development skills.
Step 6: Industry job placement
12 months of industry job placement will ensure that candidates can kickstart and embark on the journey to becoming an experienced data specialist.
Become a Corporate Sponsor
The future of our country depends on the talent and skills that it produces. The more data professionals we can groom, the greater impact they could create by tapping into what’s possible with Big Data today!
Join us in supporting young professionals striving towards greater things; each sponsor brings another step closer toward ensuring this nation has bright minds for tomorrow's challenges.
Hire a Data Star
Data today has become as essential to businesses as the internet was 25 years ago. Data is the new oil, and our future leaders need to be able to extract value from it.
Yet 83% of CEOs said that they were concerned about their ability to find the right talent, according to PwC. Data Star program is developed to bridge the gap.
Hire a Data Star today so that they can tap into their unlimited potential for data-driven decision-making!
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