I agree with Lucian, project-based learning is a great way to focus on getting practical skills without going uncesessarily too deep in theory
Kaggle is a great source of inpiration for projects, I do recommend checking it.
You can also check a repository with the projects from my book: https://github.com/alexeygrigorev/mlbookcamp-code
There are 4 example projects so far:
- predicting the price of a car
- churn prediction (determining which customers are likely to stop using the services of a company)
- credit risk scoring
- classifying the type of clothes