Carro pushes data science talent development in Singapore
By Digital News Asia March 2, 2022
- Scholarship to contribute to development of data science talent
- Both parties will host a virtual 48-hour hackathon from Mac 18 to 20
Carro has formally announced its Carro x AWS Scholarship, in contribution to the development of Singapore’s data science scene.
In a statement, the automotive marketplace said it recognises the value of nurturing and cultivating homegrown data talents and aims to drive the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) data science talent in Singapore through its scholarship.
This scholarship will be a midterm scholarship for undergraduates across all fields of study in Singaporean universities, it added.
The sponsorship includes fees for training in specialised data analytics and ML skills in the cloud via AWS online training modules alongside other online courses, and the fees for the relevant certification exams, Carro said.
AWS ML specialists will train students through hands-on exercises and provide mentorship.
Additionally, students can also expect a 10-week internship with Carro; a potential place in Carro’s management training programme; and a US$14,700 (RM61,800) annual allowance from Carro among other benefits.
Aaron Tan (pic), chief executive officer and founder of Carro said the company is looking forward to working alongside this next generation of data scientists in Southeast Asia.
“Being innovative with a relentless focus on data and, more importantly, insights has been pivotal to Carro’s continued growth over the years.
“We believe that investing in our talents of tomorrow is important not just for the advancement of Carro - but for the industry at large.
“We need more AI and ML-trained individuals to meet the rising demand across all industries moving forward,” Tan said.
Reinforcing Carro’s commitment to technological innovation and talent development, the scholarship is designed to train applicants through exposure to real-life business challenges, it said.
To raise interest, Carro and AWS will host a virtual 48-hour hackathon from Mac 18 to 20, where participants will, either as an individual or in a team of five, tackle one of six problem statements in different categories.
They will build their solutions on AWS leveraging AWS Analytics services and AWS Machine Learning Services to work on real datasets and business challenges, Carro said.
Registration for the hackathon has already opened with the deadline date on Feb 25.
Bryan Tan, chief scientist of Carro, said, “This learning experience paves the way for improved career prospects. This scholarship is also aligned with the increasing global emphasis on data-centric upskilling and training.”
Meanwhile, Santanu Dutt, director of Technology, ASEAN, Amazon Web Services said, “AWS is deeply invested in helping to address the need for skilled talents and we are excited to support the Carro x AWS Scholarship because we believe it empowers students with the data & analytics as well as ML skills to build confidence for Singapore’s future.”
All qualifying students who share Carro’s passion for AI, ML and data science are welcome to apply for this scholarship. The sponsorship can be up to three years, and upon graduation, chosen scholars will serve up to two years of bond.
Applications are open from March 28 to April 24 April 2022 and undergraduates can visit here to apply.
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