Southern Digital Economy Scholarship (SDES) Program

Re-train or upskill to Data Science, Cyber Security or Software Engineering and change to a new career in 6 months. Limited scholarship places available for eligible applicants.

The SDES program supports motivated and dedicated recipients based in the Southern United States who are interested in a career in the high-demand tech industry.

  • Tuition scholarships for US citizens based in the Southern United States
  • Suitable for both non-IT and IT professionals motivated to work in the digital economy
  • One-on-one career coaching and mentorship from industry professionals
  • Remote access practical training & collaborative learning environment
  • Industry focused practical skills curriculum
  • Job placement support through our partners and industry network
  • Industry certificate of achievement
  • Professional membership & exclusive community benefits
  • Commence a new career in a strong growth industry
  • Industry scholarship places are limited

We help IT & non-IT professionals transition into the tech industry. We have a 93% job success rate within 180 days of graduation for active job seekers.

Industry Partners & Contacts
Remote or In Class Training

Learn job-ready technical skills employers need.

Job Placement Support

Land a job in one of the most sought after fields in the tech industry.

Certificate & Membership

Become industry certified and a member of the community after graduating.

Become a Data Professional in 2022

Data-driven tech professionals with job-ready skills are the most sought after by employers in an increasingly digital economy.

Boost your earning potential with the Institute of Data’s job-focused Data Science & AI, Cyber Security, and Software Development practical training programs.

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