Data science latest field to get bootcamp treatment
- Data science is the latest field to get the bootcamp treatment.
- Like coding bootcamps before them, third-party organizations like Metis and NYC Data Science Academy (NYCDSA) are now offering 12-week data science programs, eCampus News reports.
- The programs come amid expectations the data science field will only grow, and many employers are having trouble finding qualified candidates to fill the positions currently available.
In the push for greater computer science education, coding has received much of the attention — but it's not the only high-demand tech field driving the economy. A number of tech fields, including data science, have relevance across disciplines, which should make it easier for traditional higher ed programs to incorporate them in their curricula. In fact, there's a push to start doing just that in gen ed.
But the expansion of bootcamp programs from alternative providers to include data science is also an increase in pressure for colleges and universities on the continuing education front. Remaining competitive will require institutions to develop their own short-term programs for working adults hoping to gain new skills for a shifting economy.
- eCampus News New trend sees higher ed bootcamps go 2.0
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