CWRU’s Applied Data Science Minor Mentioned in NYT for Closing the Skills Gap

The New York Times recently recognized programs such as CWRU’s Applied Data Science minor, directed by GLEI affiliated faculty Roger French, that are listening to employers and working to close the skills gap. Currently, the difference in job skills required and the actual skills possessed by employees is much too large. Forty percent of employers surveyed in 2016 said they were having difficulties filling roles, the highest level since 2007.

Case Western’s minor in applied data science was praised as an effective strategy for preparing students to enter high-demand fields. Student from across the university learn skills like data management, distributed computing, informatics and statistical analytics.

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