DATA SCIENCE EDUCATION & WORKFORCE OVERVIEW
The ability to utilize and understand data is an increasingly critical skill for the evolving 21st century workforce, as espoused in studies and reports by National Academies and Federal Agencies. Because data literacy at multiple levels is now needed in almost every technical and business sector, there is a severe shortage in skilled workforce to meet current and emerging demands. To combat this shortfall, an all hands on deck approach is needed. K-12 systems, colleges and universities, including community colleges, underrepresented groups, and women must be engaged in data science training for the modern workplace.
- $280,000+ in funding for students to gain real-world data-related career experience
- Data science training workshops at 7 minority-led, -serving, primarily teaching institutions, community colleges and four-year liberal arts colleges
- 100+ direct and indirect learners who benefited from workshops/bootcamps, modules, and courses taught by DataUp trained faculty members