More than 60 % from the class identifies as a minority and 56 percent identifies as female, two demographics which are traditionally underrepresented within the tech world. As we celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month, the town of recent 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 the 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 Ny not just recognizes this need too. Moreover, it has dedicated resources toward equipping New Yorkers with the tools they need to have fun playing the city’s growing technology economy today as well as in the near future.

The Data Analyst Training Accelerator (DATA), area of the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline (TTP) portfolio managed by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), aims to supply 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 begin submitting their applications in February 2021 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 5 years, interest in data analysts in New York City is continuing to grow by 50%, and demand for data analysts early in their careers, with 0-2 experience, has increased by 112%.

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