BUILDING A MORE ROBUST AND DIVERSE EARLY STAGE DATA SCIENCE PATHWAY

Education Development Center (EDC), in partnership with the Massachusetts Life Science Center (MLSC) and the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (MassBioEd), is convening a free, four-part online panel series focused on growing and diversifying the state’s Data Science workforce.

Connect with industry leaders, policymakers, and K-16 innovators working to address the state’s critical shortage of Data Scientists and make Data Science careers accessible to all.

This series will inform the design of a systemic, sustainable, scalable strategic plan to extend and expand the early-stage Data Science pathway. Our goal is to reach more diverse students in high school and community college, and support their pursuit of Data Science careers.

PANEL SERIES

12/9/2020 Workforce Challenge
1/13/2021 Education Policy
2/10/2021 Diversity Strategies
3/10/2021 New Pathways

Rapid ​Growth ​

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.​

Source: MassBioEd