The World Economic Forum report, Data Science in the New Economy: A new race for talent in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, found that data science roles were among the “highest in-demand roles in the labour market.”
This global demand is not limited to the information technology sector; the value and importance of data insights, especially in the environment brought on by COVID-19, is now appreciated across every industry and vertical.
The report urges, “In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, all sectors will need to undergo a fundamental transformation to fully absorb the potential dividends of the data economy. Such transformations will need to be accompanied by appropriate talent investments in data science skills.”
Advancing Data and Analytics Potential Together (ADAPT) is a free data training program for workers globally who find themselves unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Graduates will be certified in the fundamentals of data analytics through Alteryx Core Certification and will be given the opportunity to advance to Udacity Nanodegree program in predictive analytics.
This programme is part of a broader drive to expand data literacy, upskill workers adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and educate a new wave of citizen data scientists to thrive in the data economy.
The free data analytics training can potentially lead to an opportunity to receive a Udacity Nanodegree.
The ADAPT programme is free to anyone who is currently unemployed. Alteryx says ADAPT is designed to meet the urgent demand for data science and analytics beginners and professionals. It provides a challenging and up-to-date curriculum delivered as a 125-hour bootcamp for future data workers. Classes are taught via a combination of interactive lessons, videos, webinars and podcasts.
One-on-one technical support will also be available.