BUILDING A MORE ROBUST AND DIVERSE EARLY STAGE DATA SCIENCE PATHWAY
Education Development Center (EDC) has partnered with the Massachusetts Life Science Center (MLSC), the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (MassBioEd), and LabCentral Ignite to address the state’s critical shortage of Data Scientists and make Data Science careers accessible to all.
Our goal is to design and implement a systemic, sustainable, scalable strategic plan to extend and expand an early-stage Data Science pathway, reaching more diverse students in middle school, high school, and community college and supporting their pursuit of Data Science careers.
|Phase 1||Convene Panel Series|
|Phase 2||Develop Strategic Plan|
|Phase 3||Implement Plan|
In 2018, Mass. employers posted over 23,000 jobs in data science across all sectors, doubling the number of postings in 2014.
Demand Exceeds Supply
In Life Sciences, that demand increased by 40% in the same four-year period – growth that far surpasses the available talent.
Close-Up on Life Sciences
In 2018, 1,200 unique data science jobs were posted in the Life Sciences, 840 in industry/360 in research institutions.