FSU Panama City offers virtual IBM professional development and certification courses

FSU Panama City has partnered with IBM to provide virtual IBM professional development and certification courses

The Florida State University Panama City College of Applied Studies is partnering with IBM to launch virtual technology-based training courses designed to provide additional professional skills to students, alumni and community members looking to advance their careers and excel in the job market.

This alliance gives FSU Panama City the opportunity to use IBM resources to provide students, alumni, professionals, current military and veterans from diverse professional backgrounds and academic disciplines, access to in-demand skills training in business data science.

“We are committed to the success of our students and want to ensure their success in the workforce,” said Irvin Clark, associate dean of FSU Panama City. “This commitment extends to the community and professionals looking to enhance their skillset and career growth potential.”

The two virtual 8-week courses run from Sept. 28 to Nov. 18. Practitioner-level courses will be taught by field-expert, IBM-certified faculty.

Artificial Intelligence explores the topics, technology and skills required to gain practice in the successful application of AI techniques to address key industry problems. By understanding the evolution and relevance of AI in the world today and exploring opportunities brought by the intersection between human expertise and machine learning (ML), participants will gain a deeper understanding of ML techniques and a competitive edge using low-code, cloud-based AI tools and pre-built ML algorithms.

Data Science challenges students to take on the different roles involved in a data science team. DS practitioners use advanced data science methods and tools, leveraging statistical sciences, machine learning technologies and industry-specific datasets to implement unique data models that can solve challenging problems across all industries.

FSU Panama City plans to expand IBM Skills Academy learning tracks and offer a full program of emerging technology credential opportunities in some of the most relevant and high-demand skills in the market, including: Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and Design Thinking.

“This FSU/IBM partnership is magic,” said FSU PC Professional Engagement and Learning Coordinator, Jamie Williamson. “It makes FSU Panama City an even stronger resource for regional growth and development, helps us serve professionals striving to compete in today’s dynamic job market and allows us to enhance our promise to prepare students for professional success.”

Register online at pc.fsu.edu/ibm-skills-academy before Sept. 14. Registrants who sign up for both courses receive a 20 percent discount. Data Science (DS) is offered at 7 p.m. CT Mondays and Wednesdays, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is offered at 7 p.m. CT Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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