The new framework aims to train 1,000 employees in Irish companies to become familiar with data analytics by 2022.
Two organizations have come together to help Irish businesses develop their data analytics staff.
The Technology Ireland Digital Skillnet and the Analytics Institute are establishing a skills framework that aims to provide accelerated training programs for non-data scientists.
The programs were designed with workers in mind. They will be delivered through a combination of online and classroom settings. The main goal of the organizations behind the initiative is to enable all teams to effectively use data within their roles.
Companies wishing to take part in the new skills framework will be co-funded by Technology Ireland Digital Skillnet.
According to Maire Hunt, Director of Technology Ireland Digital Skillnet, “For organizations to become truly data-driven, data needs to be democratized across the organization, with all staff developing practical data skills.”
She added that the new Data Analytics Competency Framework for Business would enable companies to accelerate data skills and “become truly data-driven to navigate through digital change.”
Programs will be customized for businesses to ensure they are relevant to their industry. Successful participants will receive professional certification from the Analytical Institute.
“The current demand for skilled personnel in the fields of analytics and AI is phenomenal,” said Lorcan Malone, CEO of the Analytics Institute.
“Our member companies are finding it really difficult to fill critical roles. We are delighted that Digital Skillnet is partnering with us to help us meet this challenge. Our new Data Analytics Skills Framework covers data skills from both a business and technical perspective. »
“Our primary goal is to develop professionals who can ‘talk data’ to data scientists while ‘talking business’ to executives. Integrating these skills can generate significant business value. »
The new framework aims to train 1,000 employees in Irish companies to become familiar with using data by 2022. In April this year, a report by Accenture identified data analytics as one skills most in demand by Irish employers. The others were cybersecurity and cloud computing.
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