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ML118: Uri Bram on Learning Digital Skills for a High Value Career and The Benefits of Project Based Education

Discover the mechanics of an alternative educational institution focused on digital skills, whether there is a tradeoff between training skills and teaching people to think and how to choose projects when you have a lot of interests and trouble focusing.
Nasos Papadopoulos

Uri Bram is the bestselling author of Thinking Statistically and the CTO of Umuzi, an educational organisation that supports talented young people to develop the skills needed to access high-value careers.

For those of you who are long time listeners, you may remember Uri first appeared on the podcast back on episode 62 where we spoke about key statistical principals, music theory and learning skills from experts.

Uri like me is someone who is interested in a number of different areas and he’s been up to a lot since we last spoke, joining Umuzi in South Africa as their CTO.

Umuzi teach a range of digital skills, including coding, copywriting and design, using real life projects to make the experience as practical as possible.

In this conversation we discuss a range of topics including:

- How the courses are selected and delivered at Umuzi and how they compare to other alternative education programs
- Whether there is a tradeoff between training skills and teaching people to think
- How to choose projects when you have a lot of interests and trouble focusing

So whether you’re interested in alternative education or have too many interests and want to find a way to pick your projects better, this episode will leave you with a range of useful insights.

Selected Resources

🖥Umuzi

🖥UriBram.com - Uri's personal site

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