About Future Skills Lab
There’s a huge demand for people who know how to work with data, including managing it, cleaning it and using it. We learn by doing! That’s what it is about Future Skills Lab. In our programs, you will learn what’s required to bring data to life and make it usable, anywhere and in any company. Plus we will soft skills training to help you put your new technical skills to work for you. During this program, we will also be working hard to help you find a new job, if that’s your wish.
Our programs are a unique combination of technical knowledge (hard skills), soft skills and hands on training.
Applications for the next February 2019 run of the Future Skills Lab – Data Scienceprogram will be opened in November.
Future Skills Lab business model
The Future Skills Lab is a self-funding operation. We do not receive subsidies or other government assistance. We rely on the fees paid to keep the program running. We believe deeply in the importance of helping the Dutch workforce learn new skills like data science. More information about the tuition fees and options can be found here.
What can you expect from Future Skills Lab?
Firmly committed to life-long learning, we believe that these programs add an existing layer of knowledge to the strengths and experiences of each person. So rather than go with the approach that at the end of the program that we stamp “Data Scientist” on them and expect them to forget everything they have done prior, we encourage them to apply their new knowledge to their current strengths. If you are a dedicated marketing person, how does Data Science knowledge apply? Or a technical project manager? Or a sales professional? We are adding to their competencies, not replacing them or rebranding them. It helps if you think about this as well with your employees – where can they expect to use these new skills? Your employee is returning to you, ready to try new things, innovate and solve problems. Isn’t it more sustainable to invest in your existing people than to start over?
If you are a prospective employer and want to strengthen your team with Data Science knowledge, let us know. By being open to people from all work and education backgrounds, we have people with so many different skills. Our attendees come with work experience, life experience, persistence, learning mindset and curiosity as a minimum!
Perhaps you’re an individual and looking to participate in a program that gives you some structure and access to a community. You’re committing to your own personal and professional growth by attending courses and bootcamps. While you are with us, you can expect to be part of the full program. All of the same skills based trainings are open to you. You will have the ability to connect and build your network and you’ll have people available to answer your questions and celebrate your progress.