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Data Science for All (DS4A)/ Empowerment Training Program Aims to Train 10,000 People
Correlation One, a data analytics training and assessments technology company, has announced the first group of global companies who have pledged their support of the “Data Science for All (DS4A)/ Empowerment” program, a virtual data analytics training and jobs program made available for free to U.S. students and professionals from underrepresented communities, including Black, Latinx, LGBTQ+, women, and U.S. military veterans.
Participants in the program will receive 13 weeks of training led by an instructor team from Ivy League universities.
In addition, participants will be connected with mentors from sponsoring organizations who will provide professional development and career coaching. At the end of the program, they will be connected with opportunities at leading enterprises across the business, financial services, technology, healthcare, consulting, and consumer sectors.Apply
“Supporting Correlation One is aligned with our values as a company. We must stay laser-focused on tearing down systemic barriers for communities of color. Education is an important first step, but so is providing job skills training that enables people to lift themselves up,” said Frank Calderoni, “In addition, providing mentorship and empowerment are critical to helping people be successful. When one of us does better, we all do better.”
Chief Executive Officer, Anaplan.
The program sponsors include
Anaplan, Match Group, Citadel and Citadel Securities, Point72 Asset Management, Two Sigma, Marshall Wace, IHS Markit, Johnson & Johnson, Gilead Sciences, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
About Data Science for All (DS4A)
The Data Science for All (DS4A) initiative was launched by Correlation One to provide data and analytics training programs dedicated to advancing women and underrepresented minorities in data science, and promoting a more inclusive global AI ecosystem. DS4A/ Empowerment is the largest program launched to date.
About Correlation One
Correlation One is a technology company whose mission is to create equal access to the data-driven jobs of tomorrow, and believes that data literacy is the most important skill for the future of work. The company makes data fluency a competitive edge through global data science competitions, rigorous data skills assessments, and enterprise-focused data science education.