Increase your Microsoft Excel skills for FREE with Do Space! Excel-erate is a six-week course for anyone interested in the skills necessary to create spreadsheets following current professional and industry standards.

Do Space created the Excel-erate program to develop Microsoft Excel talent among those changing careers and re-entering the workforce. One study by Capital One and Burning Glass Technologies revealed that not only are such skills required for the vast majority (82%) of middle-skill positions, proficiency in using productivity software also provides a pathway to high-paying jobs for workers without a college degree.

This bootcamp will introduce the basic features of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheet concepts to design and create accurate, professional worksheets for use in business, industry, and academic environments. After completion of the bootcamp, participants will have acquired Excel skills ranging from beginner to advanced levels. These skills include, but are not limited to: execution of common functions, maintaining a large data set in a list or a table, and an introduction into dynamic formulas and reports such as VLOOKUP and PivotTable. All sessions of Excel-erate will be online via Zoom. You will need a computer, internet access, and Microsoft Excel 2016 or newer to attend.

Excel-erate will be held Tuesdays from 11am-1pm starting on March 5th and will run through April 9th. Applications close on Tuesday, February 20th.



Is Excel-erate for me?
Excel-erate is a commitment to increasing your Microsoft Excel skills and knowledge over the course of six weekly meetups. You should apply to Excel-erate if you are serious about learning and can commit to the schedule requirements. Whether you are interested in changing careers, contributing to community projects, or enhancing your existing job skills, learning to increase your Excel proficiency can get you one step closer to your goals.

What kind of person should apply?

  • You have a “whatever it takes” work ethic.
  • You identify problems and work to solve them.
  • You move quickly and hustle to find ways to overcome obstacles.
  • You feel comfortable with computers and want to learn more.
  • You enjoy meeting and working with new people.

How Much Will it Cost?
Nothing! Like all Do Space programs, Excel-erate is offered FREE to the public.

What computer skills do I need?
You should feel comfortable using your computer. You should be accustomed to typing, using a mouse, navigating the internet, and using email and other programs. We strongly recommend having a second monitor or the ability to snap screens or change quickly between programs. You will be expected to follow along with the instructor throughout this course.

What do I need?

  • A Do Space membership (it’s free! Join here if you do not have one)
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Access to a computer and the internet (this can be at home, at Do Space, or any other location)
  • An email address
  • Agree to adhere to the Do Space behavioral policy and code of conduct
  • Attend five online meetings during the course of your session
  • Commit to completing the assigned online work set by your instructor between each meeting

How much work should I expect?
Each session of Excel-erate will consist of six weekly online meetings. These meetings are required and will take place on Tuesdays between 11am and 1pm. Between each meeting, you will complete learning exercises set by your instructor. Each week may require more or less work, depending on the material.

When will I find out if I am selected for Excel-erate?

Notices of acceptance will be sent out via email no later than Tuesday, November 7th.