Schulich Executive Education Centre and Scale AI form training partnership

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Scale AI, an Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Supercluster, will fund eligible Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) participants who enrol in the Masters Certificate in Analytics for Leaders program with a total grant of approximately $200,000 in the first year.

This is Scale AI’s first partnership with SEEC, a unit of the Schulich School of Business at York University, and the funding amount is expected to grow in subsequent years.

SEEC’s Masters Certificate in Analytics for Leaders aims to provide participants with up-to-date learning in the areas of data, digital transformation and artificial intelligence (AI). Scale AI is working to cement Canada’s foothold in the AI industry and train tens of thousands of professionals for the future, with a mission to accelerate the integration of AI across all Canadian organizations, large and small.

“Partnering with Scale AI further enables the Schulich Executive Education Centre to offer career-transforming programs to professionals who need to acquire or enhance their digital, data and artificial intelligence acumen,” said Rami Mayer, executive director of the Schulich Executive Education Centre. “Scale AI’s mission in advancing AI capability across Canada aligns with our own vision to offer cutting-edge training from coast to coast, in rural and urban areas – in essence, to all communities. With their financial support and our programs, we believe hundreds of Canadians can fast track their AI training, advance their career and have a positive impact on the Canadian economy.”

Rami Mayer
Rami Mayer

This partnership will provide education and financial support from Canada’s top-ranked business school to help hundreds of Canadian professionals develop artificial and digital intelligence skills.

Julien Billot, CEO of Scale AI, said, “Imagining and developing AI solutions to business problems is not enough. It is critical to have skilled professionals in the field to implement and give effect to these solutions on a daily basis. Enabling the development of a specialized workforce is therefore a key element of our industrial strategy whose goal is to help address current labour shortages, meet the needs of businesses and give Canadians access to interesting and well-paying jobs.”

“The Masters Certificate in Analytics for Leaders is focused on addressing a current skill and knowledge gap in AI,” said Murat Kristal, program director of the Centre of Excellence in Analytics at the Schulich Executive Education Centre and professor in the Schulich School of Business. “We feel that a partnership with a Supercluster such as a Scale AI will truly accelerate upskilling in areas of artificial intelligence.”

Interested participants can begin the application process by visiting the program website. To be eligible, participants need to be employed in Canada by an organization with a registered office in Canada. Participants will need to supply a written attestation to the Schulich Executive Education Centre confirming they have not received nor expect to receive any other government financial assistance related to the tuition cost of the training program.

For more information on the Schulich Executive Education Centre, visit its website.

For more information on Scale AI, visit its website.