BHEF's Strategic Business Engagement Model moves business and higher education from transactional relationships to strategic partnerships to meet workforce needs.
Because of the massive amount of digital data created daily, knowledge of data science and analytics has become a fundamental skill for graduates’ career readiness in recent years. To be applied effectively, data science and analytics education must be integrated with T-shaped skills, such as critical thinking, collaboration, and effective communication, which are critical for all graduates entering the 21st-century workforce. This case study examines how BHEF member Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is integrating T-shaped skills into its VT-shaped student model for the Destination Areas, particularly data analytics and decision sciences.
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