135: How Data Science Education Is Preparing Students For New Job Roles
We often read headlines around how technology is destroying jobs, but there is another side to this modern tale that is not always reported on. There are only 6,500 self-reported data engineers on LinkedIn, but the San Francisco Bay area alone has 6,600 job listings for that same title.
Galvanize are aiming to change all that by providing an education environment where you can become a developer, data scientist, secure a dream job or even build their own tech startup. What other motivation could you possibly need?
At every Galvanize campus, there are hundreds of students learning industry-leading skills in software development and data science, alongside representatives from the area’s top startups and some of the world’s most prestigious tech companies.
Galvanize works with hiring partners such as Allstate, Amazon, Salesforce, IBM, Pivotal, and Tesla, to ensure that students are prepared for success or embark on a dream career.
I invited the CEO & Founder of Galvanize, Jim Deters onto the show to learn more how anyone with ambition and aptitude can succeed if they are provided with the skills industry needs most.
Jim believes there is a simple equation for success in the 21st Century: “Anyone with ambition and aptitude can succeed if they are provided with the skills industry needs most, and are then connected to the industry.” That philosophy is at the core of Galvanize, the education company he co-founded in 2012. Jim’s commitment to be a multiplier for entrepreneurs and engineers comes to life on Galvanize’s campuses in Denver, San Francisco, Boulder, Fort Collins, Seattle, and Austin (2016).