Program Success Elements

  • Become fully qualified and job-ready
  • Earn an official College Career Certificate
  • Learn by doing, not by watching someone else do it
  • Browser-based coursework — learn anywhere, anytime
  • Guidance and support provided throughout your learning
  • All you need is a computer with an Internet connection

Industry 4.0 Is an Opportunity For People Who Want to Grow.

Industry 4.0 is happening. While many jobs are being replaced by automation, there’s a whole new world of higher paying jobs opening up for workers who are willing to put in the effort to add value in this new world.

We at NCLab offer self-paced STEM training programs that help individuals grow in this new digital world. 

We team up with Colleges and Universities, Employers, Libraries, Workforce Development Initiatives, and High Schools to make our self-paced learn-by-doing STEM training programs available.

NCLab STEM Training Programs

Following are short descriptions of NCLab’s STEM training programs.

“Computational Literacy For Modern Careers”

Automation is taking over manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, banking, retail establishments, logistics, and many other areas by storm. Tasks which traditionally were done by people are now being done by machines. But machines think differently than people, and one needs to develop a specific mindset in order to deal with them successfully. This is called Computational Literacy.

Computational Literacy is about using computers and computing to solve problems. Computational Literacy is a combination of simple logic, common sense, problem solving, attention to detail, and perseverance. Computational Literacy can be learned, just like reading, writing, and using multiplication tables.

In the NCLab Computational Literacy For Modern Careers course, you develop computational literacy skills by using a virtual robot to solve various simple tasks. In this way you learn essential skills such as how to identify repeating patterns and how to break complex problems into simpler ones. Upon completing the program, you have acquired the mindset and skills needed to successfully deal with robots and other intelligent machines.

At the same time as you learn computational literacy, you develop important soft skills, including the ability to focus, pay attention to detail, communicate, solve problems, use logic and make correct decisions, plan ahead and do it right the first time, persevere, learn from failure, and adapt to changing conditions, among others.

If you have the capability to learn and the desire to grow, this training program is for you, independent of your formal education.

You need approximately 80 hands-on hours, based on your ability level, to complete this program. Since the program is self-paced, the completion time varies from trainee to trainee.

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“Industry 4.0 Immersion Training”

“Industry 4.0 Immersion Training” goes beyond Computational Literacy and incorporates Visual-Spatial Reasoning and Data Literacy.

Visual-Spatial Reasoning (ability to “think in the 3D space”) is required in advanced manufacturing and construction, robotics, game design, engineering, architecture, and many other areas.

Data Literacy (how data is acquired, cleaned, stored, visualized, analysed, presented, and used to make better business decisions) applies in all enterprises, independent of size or line of business.

After completing this program, you’ll possess strong computational skills, visual-spatial reasoning skills, and data literacy skills and you’ll have the right skillset to grow in our new automation-based economy.

At the same time as you’ll learn new hard skills, you’ll develop important soft skills, including the ability to focus, pay attention to detail, communicate, solve problems, use logic and make correct decisions, plan ahead and do it right the first time, persevere, learn from failure, and adapt to changing conditions, among others.

If you have the capability to learn and the desire to grow, this training program is for you, independent of your formal education.

You need approximately 240 hands-on hours, based on your ability level, to complete this program. Since the program is self-paced, the completion time varies from trainee to trainee.

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“Data Analyst Career Training”

Virtually all enterprises have now reached “data overload” and need Data Analysts to help them make sense of the massive amounts of information so that management can make better and faster decisions. 

Whether it be market research, sales figures, logistics, or transportation costs, every business collects data. Data Analysts take that data and figure out a variety of things, such as how to price new materials, how to reduce transportation costs, or how to deal with issues that cost the company moneyThey can translate numbers and data into plain English in order to help management make better business decisions.

This training program consists of 4 or 5 college-level self-paced courses, depending on whether or not you have prior programming experience. Each course takes an average of 80 hours to complete. While the majority of our trainees complete the training program in well under a year and some complete it in as little as 6 months, your personal situation will determine how long it takes you to graduate.

The coursework includes visual Intro to Computer Programming (for complete beginners only), SQL Fundamentals, Advanced SQL, Python Fundamentals, Predictive Data Analytics with Python, Tableau, PowerBI, and a Capstone Project.

When you graduate, you have in hand a college-issued Data Analyst Career Certificate and a professional portfolio to demonstrate your qualifications to potential employers.

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“Python  Developer Career Training”

At a time when indeed.com lists over 42,000 unfilled Python Programmer positions in the U.S., NCLab’s Python Developer career training program makes it possible for you to land a high-pay Python Programmer job. 

Python is the most popular programming language for applications in Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Business, Finance, and other areas. Big players like Quora, Facebook, YouTube, SlideShare, Dropbox, Pinterest, Reddit, and Netflix have most of their new code written in Python.

This training program consists of 3 or 4 college-level self-paced courses, depending on whether or not you have prior programming experience. Each course takes an average of 80 hours to complete. While the majority of our trainees complete the training program in well under a year and some complete it in as little as 6 months, your personal situation will determine how long it takes you to graduate.

The coursework includes visual Intro to Computer Programming (for complete beginners only), Python Fundamentals, Advanced Python, Applied Python, Linux, Git and Github.

When you graduate, you will have in hand a college-issued Python Developer Career Certificate and a professional portfolio to demonstrate your qualifications to potential employers.

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