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Shirley Pek
Project Director, IT Company

Meet Shirley Pek, an alumna of Smartcademy’s Data Analytics course.


Shirley was previously a consultant in the social sector assisting individuals with disabilities to find employment. The growth prospects of the tech industry inspired her to upskill with Smartcademy’s Data Analytics course.



Completed Courses

Data Analytics Course

Watch Shirley Pek’s Story


Hi. My name is Shirley. I was previously in the social sector helping individuals with disabilities to find employment. Completing the Smartcademy Data Analytics course helped facilitate my career switch to a business analyst/ project implementation role within the IT sector.


Why did you choose to take up Smartcademy’s Data Analytics course?

I realised the incredible growth and demand for digital skills across sectors. This prompted me to upskill to remain relevant to the new economy.

The Smartcademy’s course has a flexible course schedule, allowing me to upskill without disrupting my work commitment. I was also impressed with the feedback received from past course attendees.


Share your learning experiences at Smartcademy with us.

The lessons were interesting with daily quizzes to help learners recap the topic. Learning new concepts such as Python can be overwhelming for beginners like me but the instructor was able to break down the information into digestible chunks.


How has the Smartcademy course helped you secure your new role?

The course has equipped me with the additional tools/ advantages to do data analysis for project implementation roles.

I find the practical hands-on session of Python programming very useful. It will help me relate to developers in my new role through key techniques such as problem decomposition, pattern recognition, and algorithms to analyse a problem and develop solutions.


Summarise your experience with Smartcademy in one word.

If I were to summarise my experience at Smartcademy in one word, it will be Enriching.