Qlik is teaching data literacy around the world

Qlik is paving the way for the next generation of data analysts with The Qlik Academic Program. The data visualization maverick is providing universities (teachers, students, and researchers alike) with free software licenses. On top of this, enrollment in the program also offers material teaching them how to analyze and draw conclusions from data. The goal of this program is to set analysts up with data literacy skills. Unsure of what data literacy entails? Check out our insight.

The latest additions to the program are in India

Most recently, 50 institutions across 25 cities in India were added to the list of participants. By increasing the employability of students, this will vastly help those enrolled. Kevin Hanegan, Vice President of Knowledge and Learning at Qlik had this to say:

“Students preparing for careers in today’s global data-driven environments 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. To meet this growing demand, the Qlik Academic Program has expanded to give students the skills and tools they need to succeed – while ensuring that professors are empowered with the best course materials on the most modern data analytics platform.”

To read more about the program and its development in India, visit The Economic Times.

Offering students practical rather than theoretical skills

It is extremely important that links like this are created between industry leaders and academic institutions. I can personally attest to the fact that universities excessively offer theoretical, rather than practical, lessons. And while this is educational, it’s not always applicable to the world that you enter post-graduation. With collaborations such as this academic program, students are given the chance to learn practical skills before they are flung into the data analytics market. Hopefully, the Qlik Academic Program will continue to grow.

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