Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Experts: Data Science and Analytics Skills Essential for Minority Students - DIVERSE EDUCATION

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim
Originally published:  June 29, 2017
Publisher: DiverseEducation.com

By 2021, job candidates who possess skills in data science and analytics — or DSA — will be more than twice as likely to be hired as those who don’t.

That’s according to an April 2017 Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) report titled “Investing in America’s Data Science and Analytics Talent: The Case for Action.”

In addition, only about one out of every four university leaders can guarantee that their graduates will have DSA skills, the report states.