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Scholarships We Love: The Career Booster Scholarship at Juno College

Jess Feldman

Written By Jess Feldman

Last updated on January 21, 2022

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The data industry is booming and careers in data analytics are some of the most in-demand jobs in 2022. To help career changes get started, Juno College of Technology is offering $400,000 in scholarship funds through its Career Booster Scholarship program. Heather Payne, Juno College CEO & Founder, walks us through who is eligible for this scholarship, the admissions process, and what Career Booster Scholarship recipients can expect in Juno’s Data Analytics Bootcamp. Plus, learn more about Juno’s mission to help those underrepresented in tech launch a career with expert guidance, community support, and career assistance.

The application deadline for this scholarship is January 27, 2022, so apply as soon as possible!

What is the Career Booster Scholarship?

Juno College’s Career Booster Scholarship is a pandemic support fund for career changers looking to join Juno’s next Data Analytics Bootcamp

Recipients will be awarded $8,000 CAD towards their Bootcamp tuition (reducing the $12,995 CAD cost to only $4,995 CAD), and will be job-ready for the booming data industry by May 2022. Please note this scholarship only applies to the Data Analytics Bootcamp cohort starting on February 7th, 2022. The application deadline is January 27th, 2022.

Juno’s Data Analytics Bootcamp is a Live Online program, meaning you can join and make a career change from anywhere in the world! Our classes take place from 10am - 6pm ET, but we welcome students from any timezone.

Who do you hope to serve through these scholarships?

Supporting our community in making change happen for themselves is what we do at Juno College. That’s why we’re dedicating over $400,000 towards this program. We know that changing careers is a big decision, especially during a pandemic. It is our hope that this support fund will help make the journey a little easier.

Who is eligible for the Career Booster Scholarship? 

Scholarship applicants must meet our standard Admissions Criteria, including:

  • Have a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Complete an interview with a member of our Admissions Team
  • Pass a beginner-friendly Tech Challenge

Students must be able to commit to the program and job search requirements. Juno’s Data Analytics Bootcamp is a full-time program that runs for 12 weeks, with core hours Monday - Friday from 10am - 6pm ET. Monday to Thursday are instructor-led classes, and Friday is self-directed. Students must also be able to use their own computer to participate in class, with a speaker, microphone, and a reliable internet connection.

Is there an ideal candidate for the Career Boost Scholarship?

We’re on a mission to be the school of choice for those underrepresented in tech, so we especially welcome applications from women, non-binary, and 2-Spirit people, as well as those who identify as Black and/or Indigenous.

An ideal candidate is a creative problem-solver who’s motivated, open-minded, and has great communication skills. Oh, and people who are nice, of course!

What is the application process for the Career Booster Scholarship? 

Fill out an online application by January 27th, 2022 and a member of Juno’s team will be in touch to chat about your next steps. This includes passing a beginner-friendly tech challenge and an interview with our Admissions team so we can discuss your career goals and the details of your application.

Do applicants need to know how to code or know data before applying for the Career Booster Scholarship?

This scholarship is open to tech-savvy beginners, meaning if you have basic Excel/Google Sheets skills, you’ll likely be able to pass the Tech Challenge!

Why is 2022 a great time for someone to change careers into Data Analytics?

With the increasing popularity of e-commerce, data-driven decision-making, and companies going digital, the data industry is booming and shows no signs of slowing. Plus, the world will always need tech, so this industry’s not going anywhere!

As rapid innovation continues, The World Economic Forum and a 2019-2028 Trend Analysis from the Government of Canada both report that the demand for data analysts will increase across all industries in the 2020s. Analyst roles also make up half of Randstad’s latest Best IT and Tech Jobs list, which features 8 trending and in-demand jobs in 2022.

In other words, there’s never been a better time to dive into data!

What will Juno students learn in the Data Analytics Bootcamp?

Juno’s Data Analytics Bootcamp is a 12-week program that will give you the skills and support you need to become a data analyst, fast. Our curriculum is constantly evolving to ensure our students learn the most modern tools and languages in today’s data industry. Students will graduate with an impressive portfolio that features in-demand skills employers are looking for, including: Tableau, SQL, and Python libraries such as Pandas, Numpy, Seaborn, and Scikit-learn. Students will also learn resume-worthy soft skills from our comprehensive Career Services Curriculum, which runs alongside the Bootcamp Curriculum.

Who are the instructors for Juno’s Data Analytics Bootcamp? 

You’ll be taught by data experts Kris Makuch, Wes Chorney, and Jennifer Seaton: the same dream team who led our inaugural Bootcamp. We survey our students each week to assess their satisfaction with our instructors, and for Cohort 1, this team received a 96% customer satisfaction score. Simply put, our instructors are superstars! 

How does this bootcamp support different learning styles? 

We designed our Data Analytics Bootcamp using the same secret recipe as our award-winning Web Development Bootcamp, which has helped over 1,000 students change careers since 2014. Our inaugural Data Analytics Bootcamp wrapped up in December with a 100% graduation rate and a 95% customer satisfaction score. In our classrooms, you’ll have a transformational learning experience — one that’s surprisingly fun! No matter your learning style or experience level, we have a diverse team of industry experts who make sure no one is left behind. We solicit feedback through weekly surveys so that we can continuously improve and tailor our programs to everyone’s unique learning needs. 

We also pride ourselves in our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in our programs. In 2021, we held a comprehensive EDI assessment with consulting firm Empowered, which included an action plan based on the findings. Based on a survey we conducted with our community, 89% of Juno’s students/alumni would recommend Juno to those from marginalized groups. At Juno, you're more than just a seat in our classroom — you're part of a supportive community. Here, you can be heard, be seen, and be yourself.

How does Juno prepare students for the job hunt? What kinds of career assistance can students expect?

Say hello to your own dedicated Career Coach! Our one-on-one, human-centered approach makes our Career Services team unlike any other. Their specialized support starts on week one, and doesn’t end until you land a job. You’ll graduate with the support and confidence you need to ace your job search.

Our comprehensive Career curriculum includes:

  • Weekly career workshops to improve your job search readiness
  • Weekly one-on-one coaching sessions
  • Resume and cover letter training and personalized feedback
  • Personal profile coaching to highlight your unique strengths
  • Networking with Juno’s hiring partners
  • Interview prep training and persuasive communication coaching
  • Offer negotiation and contract support
  • Lifelong support throughout your career

95% is the average customer satisfaction score of our Career Services since June 2021, and two of our graduates have already been hired as Data Analysts only one month after graduation. As the cohort continues their job search with our Career Services team this month, we know many more placements are to come!

What kinds of data roles do Juno’s Data Analytics Bootcamp students typically land?

Graduates will be prepared for jobs in tech like Data Analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst, Fraud Data Analyst, Marketing Data Analyst, Data Specialist, Junior Data Scientist, and more.

How do you expect the Career Booster Scholarship program to impact the community?

We’re excited for this scholarship program to launch the next generation of talented data analysts! In supporting those looking to make a change for themselves, it is our hope that we will play a part in filling the job market’s high demand for data professionals, as well as open doors for much-needed diverse voices and backgrounds to break into the data industry.

Find out more and read Juno College of Technology reviews on Course Report. This article was produced by the Course Report team in partnership with Juno College of Technology.

About The Author

Jess Feldman

Jess Feldman

Jess Feldman is an accomplished writer and the Content Manager at Course Report, the leading platform for career changers who are exploring coding bootcamps. With a background in writing, teaching, and social media management, Jess plays a pivotal role in helping Course Report readers make informed decisions about their educational journey.

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