Tableau has announced a commitment to enable 10 million data learners over the next five years.
In ‘The Great Data Literacy Gap: Demand For Data Skills Exceeds Supply’, a Tableau-commissioned Forrester research study, recruiters ranked data literacy as the most in-demand skill for entry-level candidates.
“We’re in the golden era of data and analytics. Organizations are seeing an unprecedented explosion in the availability of and access to data. Businesses know they must tap into the power of data to stay agile and respond in this rapidly changing environment. For these businesses, success depends on training and enabling everyone in their organization to use data to make better decisions,” said Mark Nelson, President & CEO, Tableau.
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Additionally, to help overcome the barriers that remain to skill-building programs, Tableau Foundation will launch a new $5 million, a multi-year initiative supporting global nonprofits committed to gender equity. Grants will support organizations helping women and girls learn essential data skills, with a focus on communities facing data literacy barriers.
Tableau will introduce new training and education opportunities and double down on existing programs to help people from all backgrounds and countries build essential data skills, including:
- Expanding Tableau’s Academic Programs to provide free software licenses, eLearning and curriculum to help educators around the world teach analytics in classrooms. This program will build on and introduce new partnerships to help students learn data skills with Tableau. Since 2011, Tableau Academic programs have enabled nearly 2 million students and educators.
- Introducing a new Salesforce Data Literacy Trail, providing data skills learning opportunities powered by Trailhead, Salesforce’s free online learning platform. With Trailhead, learners can skill up for free from anywhere and earn globally recognized credentials for careers in the Salesforce and Tableau ecosystems. To date, Trailhead has helped nearly 3.5 million people learn new skills for the future of work.
- Introducing new NGO and government skilling efforts to bring virtual training and education to people around the world. Coming together with organizations like Tableau’s recently announced partnership with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is an example of helping people across all industries use data to problem solve and make decisions.
- Expanding data education to apprenticeship programs by partnering with digital transformation and leadership training organizations to develop a new range of interactive courses designed to help organizations and individuals upskill and become more data literate.
- Expanding access to the Tableau Desktop Specialist certification through online training, certificate programs and partnerships that provide data skills training and connect candidates with jobs.
- Driving awareness of learning partners focused on equitable access to data education, mentorship and job connection, including Pathstream, a leading provider of digital skills career programs that create more accessible and effective career pathways to jobs in the modern economy. In addition to technical skills, these programs provide career counselling, resume and interview support and introduce candidates to hiring managers filling open roles.
- Expanding Tableau’s Data Literacy for All program with new content to help more people learn to explore, understand and communicate with data.
These programs build on and expand Tableau’s existing work with global partners, including Pathstream, Podium Education, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Fourthrev.