At Qlik, we recognize the importance of asking why and the value of having workers be data literate. Students preparing for careers in today’s global data-driven environment need to raise the bar to succeed. They need exceptionally strong analytical and data literacy skills, along with the tools and know-how to keep pace with rapid change. Over the last several years, we have been providing free software and learning resources to universities through our Academic Program.
To continue to meet a growing demand, Qlik is excited to add a Data Analytics curriculum to the program which covers analytics and visualizations. This curriculum can be used by professors to help ensure that they are instructing with the best course material. It is not sufficient to just teach people how to create a bar chart, if they don't know how to interpret it, and ask basic analytic questions of it. Students need to understand ‘why’ and be able to interpret data in an analytic way; this curriculum will help them with that.
In addition, we are also pleased to announce that Qlik is now providing free access to our self-service online learning platform, Qlik Continuous Classroom (qcc.qlik.com) to all program participants. The Qlik Continuous Classroom provides not just training on Qlik’s products, but also best-in-class training on analytic concepts, basic statistics, data visualization techniques and best practices.
Because it is not important what you know, it is important what you can do - and with these fundamental skills, students will be able to continue asking ‘why’ for a long time.