We envision a world where African data professionals can solve Africa's problems and propel the continent forward.
Building World-class Data Professionals
We are fueling the future of work by providing diverse data talents at scale, bridging the skills gap while equalizing opportunity for all. At Blossom Academy we believe that the technology skills gap fundamentally exists as a result of an opportunity gap. That talent is created equal, but opportunity is not. Everything we do is about closing the opportunity gap. We develop opportunities for those that have the aptitude and attitude to be successful data professionals – and to provide them with the right skills they need to be ready for industry.
Blossom Academy exists to create a pathway for untapped African talents to develop data skills, help them enter the evolving job market, and empower them to establish lasting livelihoods.
Traditionally, industry and education have existed in separate worlds. At Blossom Academy, we’re bridging this longstanding gap by bringing industry partners, ambitious students, world-class education, and a passionate team under one roof. This is the Blossom Academy community.
We are a group of passionate people with wide-ranging passions and aspirations, united by common core values.
01 - Resilience
Portraying resilience in all that we set our minds makes us stronger.
02 - Integrity
Displaying integrity regardless of our personal values or perceived consequences makes us united.
03 - Service
Serving others not because of ego, but because we believe we have been called to make us believers.
04 - Excellence
Excellence is knowing we only have 50% fuel today and yet execute at 50% speed, and that makes us honest.
05 - Mercurial
Being mercurial reminds us to adapt to the changes on our journey, and that makes us flexible.
06 - Empathy
Showing empathy positions us to serve from a place of love, and that makes us human.
By equalizing opportunity for all, we are bridging the tech skills gap through the provision of diverse data talents at scale.
Our vision is to create Africa’s most diverse and dynamic community of highly skilled young leaders who are able to effect change and promote progress.
Frank Opoku Mensah
Randy Selasi Ayittah
Etiam Lorlor Dei
Machine Learning Engineer, Spotify
CEO, Fireside Analytics
Chair, Department of Statistics at Columbia University
What Our Graduates are Saying About Us
"Studying data analytics at Blossom Academy was transformative, fostering both personal and professional growth. The Fellowship program provided hands-on experience, practical skills, and a deep understanding of analytics concepts. Professionally, it equipped me with technical expertise and enhanced problem-solving abilities through real-world projects. The collaborative environment facilitated a strong network of peers and mentors, while guidance from experienced instructors shaped my career path. Personally, the program challenged me to think critically and embrace a growth mindset. In summary, the Fellowship at Blossom Academy has been a cornerstone in my journey to becoming a proficient data analyst, leaving a lasting impact on my career."
" I’ve been looking to break into the data engineering field but was overwhelmed by the numerous tutorials online. Blossom created a solid path for me to build on. Now, I can confidently build on that knowledge to deliver value"
"When I reflect on my three-month course with Blossom Academy, I conclude that the experience not only made me a better Data Engineer but also prepared me in unpredictable ways for my career. Through virtual classes and in-person sessions with incredibly supportive classmates, and tutors who were nothing short of champions, I was challenged to discover a potential I didn’t know I had. In my current role as a Data Scientist, I draw every day on the skills and experience I developed during my time at Blossom Academy when I am tasked to perform Data Engineering activities. It was a wonderful time in my life, and the best educational experience I’ve had"
"My journey at Blossom Academy has been a very interesting one, especially coming from a very limited coding background.At Blossom, working on real-life projects in addition to the virtual and in-person sessions definitely added to my knowledge of building ETL pipelines, building data warehouses, scraping the web, just to name a few. The soft skills sessions were also amazing and something I always looked forward to on Saturdays. I would recommend Blossom to anyone looking upskill themselves in the data science space. They give you more than just technical knowledge; it really is the place to be."
"Blossom Academy's Fellowship has been an incredible journey for me. The hands-on experience and mentorship I received significantly elevated my technical skills in Excel, Python, SQL, and Power BI. It's not just about technical proficiency; the program's leadership sessions improved my soft skills, refining my presentation abilities, boosting teamwork, and even preparing me for interviews. The supportive community fostered a positive environment, contributing to my overall personal and professional growth. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to bridge the gap between technical expertise in data analytics and the soft skills needed to excel in the work environment."
"Studying Data Science has opened my eyes to a world of possibilities! Coming from a non-technical background, the amazing instructors at Blossom Academy took their time to teach and explain technical concepts in understandable ways to us. They have equipped me with the most up-to-date Data Science skills and knowledge. I now feel confident when I tell people that I am a Data Scientist because I know I can defend it any day and anytime. The icing on the cake for me was the soft skills I picked up along my journey to acquiring technical skills at Blossom Academy. I feel so blessed and happy to have gotten the opportunity to blossom in Data Science at Blossom Academy"
"My time at Blossom has been exceptional. I've acquired valuable experience through the utilization of data analytics tools, as well as honing essential soft skills such as interview preparation, CV writing, maintaining work-life balance, and fostering personal development. These insights have not only shaped a new perspective for me but also inspired me to strive for excellence in both my chosen field and the broader real-world context."