BHEF's Strategic Business Engagement Model moves business and higher education from transactional relationships to strategic partnerships to meet workforce needs.
Increasingly US jobs require data science and analytics skills. Can we meet the demand? The current shortage of skills in the national job pool demonstrates that business-as-usual strategies won’t satisfy the growing need. If we are to unlock the promise and potential of data and all the technologies that depend on it, employers and educators will have to transform.
This joint report from BHEF and PwC provides groundbreaking data science and analytics market intelligence informed by a Burning Glass Technologies workforce analysis and real-time survey data of business and higher education leaders from Gallup. The findings of this report document the emergence of the hybrid economy, in which companies in all sectors have become increasingly digital-intensive organizations. It also recommends at eight actions for change to put the supply of skills in balance with the demand.
News Coverage about the Report
- "Students Graduate With Mediocre Skills for the Workplace" in U.S. News and World Report
- "Data Science Disconnect" in Inside Higher Ed
- "Report: Data science and analytics skills critical for today's workforce" in EducationDIVE
- "Leading Educators: All Students Need Data Analytics Courses" in Diverse Issues in Higher Education