Schulich ExecEd and SCALE AI form training partnership

Posted on October 14, 2021
Schulich ExecEd and SCALE AI form training partnership

SCALE AI agrees to fund 50% tuition for Schulich ExecEd’s Masters Certificate in Analytics for Leaders.

Scale AI, an Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada supercluster, is committed to funding eligible Schulich ExecEd participants who enrol in this Masters Certificate program with a total grant of approximately $200,000 in the first year. This amount is expected to grow in subsequent years. This is Scale AI’s first partnership with Schulich ExecEd, a unit of the Schulich School of Business at York University.

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

Together this partnership will provide education and financial support to help hundreds of Canadian professionals develop artificial and digital intelligence skills across the country from Canada’s leading business school.

“Partnering with SCALE AI further enables the Schulich ExecEd 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 ExecEd. “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.”

Julien Billot, CEO of Scale AI, emphasized, “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. We feel that a partnership with a supercluster such as a SCALE AI will truly accelerate upskilling in areas of artificial intelligence,” said Murat Kristal, program director of the Centre of Excellence in Analytics at the Schulich ExecEd and professor in the Schulich School of Business.

Interested participants can begin the application process by visiting the Masters Certificate in Analytics Leadership web page.  To be eligible, participants need to be employed in Canada by an organization having a registered office in Canada. Participants will need to supply a written attestation to the Schulich ExecEd 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 Scale AI, visit their website.