University of Toronto Joins Forces With Trilogy Education to Launch FinTech Boot Camp in Toronto

University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (SCS) announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with Trilogy Education, a 2U, Inc. brand and leading workforce accelerator, to launch a fintech boot camp in the city. According to the school, the University of Toronto SCS FinTech Boot Camp will prepare learners for the surging number of technology jobs in Toronto’s financial services sector.

“The University of Toronto SCS FinTech Boot Camp is the latest in a series of professional tech boot camps that the university offers in partnership with Trilogy Education. Over 500 people have completed the University of Toronto SCS’s current boot camps in coding, data analytics, cybersecurity, and UX/UI. Many of them have gone on to find employment in Toronto’s financial services sector at companies like the Bank of Montreal and Fidelity Investments.”

While sharing more details about the program, Dean at University of Toronto SCS, Maureen MacDonald, stated:

“Few options exist for finance professionals to learn the technology skills that the financial services industry is now desperate to hire for. Our new boot camp teaches learners from diverse backgrounds how to use technology to improve and automate financial systems including applications like blockchain and robo-advising.”

The 24-week part-time program includes two evening classes during the week (6:30 to 9:30 PM) and class on Saturdays (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM). Participants will develop a portfolio through applied experience with a wide range of technology tools relevant to financial services, such as the following:

  • Analyzing historical credit card transactions to identify possible fraudulent transactions using SQL
  • Creating predictive models for stock prices with time series analysis using Python
  • Building a decentralized identity system using blockchain technologies
  • Applying machine learning algorithms to analyze sentiment scores for cryptocurrency news
  • Using TensorFlow to build deep learning neural networks to predict financial outcomes
  • Developing an AI-driven robo-advisor capable of providing financial services with minimal human intervention

Dean MacDonald further added:

“Our goal with all of our boot camps is to help drive innovation and economic growth in Toronto. We are providing adult learners with the cutting-edge digital skills valued by employers.”

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