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Springboard Announces Remote Learning Partnership with UC San Diego Extension

Springboard, the pioneer of mentor-led online learning, today announced a new partnership with University of California San Diego Extension (UC San Diego Extension). Through UC San Diego Extension, this partnership creates the opportunity for learners to build and advance their technical skills while earning a professional certificate of completion from UC San Diego Extension in machine learning engineering. 

Springboard’s unique learning experience allows students to advance at their own pace with 1-on-1 mentorship from industry experts, while receiving support from student advisors and career coaches. The six month, self-paced and part-time machine learning engineering bootcamp will be balanced around developing technical skills through collaborative project-based learning, and providing career support to help students advance in their current profession or launch a new career in a high-demand field. 

As an online-first global education provider, Springboard offers a robust virtual learning experience, and provides high-engagement support resources in partnership with UC San Diego Extension to help students achieve their goal of completing the online program. These live support resources include mentors with deep industry knowledge, professional career coaches, and student success advisors, who are all dedicated to helping students advance their careers in one of the fastest-growing and highest-paying fields in tech today.

By 2025, the World Economic Forum predicts that over 97 million jobs will be created in engineering and research, with machine learning and artificial intelligence at the top of the list. To address this global employment gap, the new UC San Diego Extension Machine Learning Engineering Bootcamp is designed to propel learners with coding experience into new machine learning and artificial intelligence careers in one of the top US cities for tech hiring. 

Enrollment for the UC San Diego Extension Machine Learning Engineering Bootcamp is open now, with the first cohort of students beginning January 2021. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a certificate of completion, as well as stackable continuing education (CEU) credits that can be used toward future UC San Diego Extension certificate programs.

“Online learning can open access to new educational opportunities, but comes with its own challenges as well,” said Parul Gupta, co-founder of Springboard. “That’s why we are so excited to bring our expertise to the UC San Diego Extension to help students find the right mix of support and in-demand skills to succeed in these programs and in their professional lives. UC San Diego is a top-ranked university and the San Diego region is a global hub for the world’s top tech jobs. We cannot wait to begin helping students find success in their careers.”  

“In just a few months, this online bootcamp will help students apply their technical skills to become new machine learning professionals.” said Svet Maric, Director of Engineering and IT Programs at UC San Diego Extension. “UC San Diego Extension has a broad collection of technical and engineering offerings and we are excited to add Springboard’s Machine Learning Engineering bootcamp to our data science and machine learning portfolio. With its unique structure, this bootcamp complements our current offerings well. Additionally, we are now in an even better position to provide our UC San Diego Extension students with more in-demand tech courses that can help them transition into the careers of tomorrow, including machine learning.” 

Prospective students are welcome to apply now. To learn more about the new courses, visit