SkillsUP Lab FAQ
During the program, you will be joining our community. Whether you join online or in our Lab, we learn from and with each other. In addition to meeting together, we are also connected online. After you complete your program, you will still have access to the community. This is a great resource for you as you go back to work with your new skills.
Communities are as strong as their members so we have an active participation expectation. As a community, we rise together. If you are someone who prefers to succeed on their own, more traditional tech bootcamps may be a better fit for you.
Costs and Payment
The total costs for the six-month track are € 12.093,95 (incl BTW). All participants pay €3188.35 (incl BTW) to start their track. The remainder (€8905.60) of the program costs can be paid by you or your employer.
For unemployed participants, the remainder of the program cost can be paid by your future employer.
You agree that you will be responsible for paying the full cost of the program if your employer/future employer does not. Payment arrangements can be made for all parties – our goal is not to block access to this knowledge because of lack of financial resources.
This is an independent program, without corporate sponsorship. We are making this investment together. We invest our knowledge, skills, platforms, resources and networks to this program to strengthen people’s competencies and workplace retention. You invest your time, energy and share the costs of the program with us through your fee. This enables us to keep the SkillsUP Lab accessible for you and future attendees.
Our goal is to open the doors to learning practical data science to everyone who wants to learn. Our programs contribute to an inclusive data community, every cohort engages with the next one to share knowledge, job opportunities and networks. We also want to keep the cost affordable so that people can learn who might not be able to afford other bootcamps or programs. If the cost to learn technical skills is too expensive for all but a few, then we will not get a more inclusive IT workforce.
After The Course
That depends on your experience, your interests and your personal circumstances. If you are seeking new work, we will have someone available to work with you through the program to help you find the right career step for you. The skills you are learning can be applied to any industry – think of your new skills as an additional competency rather than as a job title. This is why we won’t brand you as a “Data Scientist”. You will be a data professional, a person with new data science skills that add to your previous experience and knowledge.
We do not guarantee that we will find you a job. What we will do is partner with you and use our extensive networks to help you find a job. This is a joint effort. You can expect that you will attract a great deal of interest with your new skills. If you score 90% or higher during the program, you will be offered a job for up to 1 year with the company. During your work with us, we will work with you to find a longterm employer for your next step.