Over the past five years, demand for data analysts in New York City has grown by 50%.
More than 60 percent of the class identifies as a minority and 56 percent identifies as female, two demographics that are traditionally underrepresented in the tech world. As we celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month, the city of New York and technology leaders, including Galvanize, are making progress in building a qualified, local talent pool to fill in-demand tech jobs by delivering tech training to underrepresented New Yorkers.
Galvanize, the nation’s leading provider of software engineering and data science immersive training is eagerly anticipating the first round of graduates of an innovative new program that is preparing New Yorkers with limited tech experience for in-demand data analyst jobs. Dedicated for closing the skills gap that exists in technology today, Galvanize is thrilled that the City of New York not only recognizes this need as well. Moreover, it has dedicated resources toward equipping New Yorkers with the tools they need to participate in the city’s growing technology economy today and in the future.
The Data Analyst Training Accelerator (DATA), part of the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline (TTP) portfolio managed by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), aims to provide an accessible pathway to data analyst careers for underrepresented New Yorkers, including those who are seeking an alternative to a four-year degree.
DATA is made possible through over $800,000 in funding from the New York City Department of Small Business Services and a partnership with Galvanize.
Talents can start submitting their applications in February 2020 for the next class of 34 students. Eligible applicants must be 18, be unemployed or make under $45,000 a year and have no professional experience as a data analyst.
The training initiative was designed to build a qualified, local talent pool to fill in-demand tech jobs. Burning Glass Technologies found that over the past five years, demand for data analysts in New York City has grown by 50%, and demand for data analysts early in their careers, with 0-2 years of experience, has increased by 112%.