Alteryx Unveils Global SparkED Education Program to Empower Learners of all Levels to Upskill with Data and Analytics

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Alteryx, Inc. , the Analytics Automation company, announced its new education program, SparkED, designed for learners of all skill levels in every discipline to gain hands-on skills and certification in data analytics. SparkED is a global, comprehensive education program that offers free Alteryx software licenses, training and certification, and curriculum for various types of learners: educators and students in a traditional education environment aspiring to achieve data science skills and bolster their resume, and career changers wanting to upskill for a competitive edge in today’s job market.

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“Businesses and organizations across the globe have an increasing demand for employees with data science and analytics skills, but there remains a major skills gap in these fields,” said Libby Duane Adams, co-founder and chief advocacy officer of Alteryx. “As a global leader in data science and analytics automation, it is our responsibility to enable people with the skills to perform in these jobs, no matter which stage of their life they might be in. The Alteryx SparkED program will provide free resources to expand data literacy to data science skills across learners of all ages and levels to close the skills gap.”

SparkED’s No-Cost Program Benefits

  • Prescriptive learning paths: Guided interactive learning modules to meet individual learner goals
  • Software: Renewable Alteryx Designer software licenses for qualified students and educators
  • Certification: Industry-recognized verification of knowledge and skills
  • Teaching materials: Technology and training resources educators need to empower learners
  • Community: Network with global participants for resources, guidance and inspiration

Educators from many universities across the globe such as California State University, FullertonUniversity of Richmond and The University of Auckland have already incorporated Alteryx into their curriculum and are seeing their students land interviews and receive job offers from renowned companies because of their experience and certification from using Alteryx in the classroom.

“Incorporating Alteryx into my Emerging Technologies class has been a win-win for everyone,” said April Morris, professor of accounting at California State University, Fullerton. “My students consistently tell me that their ability to use an analytics platform like Alteryx has substantially improved their skills and increased their opportunities for advancement, outside of the classroom and in their careers.”

“As a business student, it is essential to equip technical and analytical skills to gain a competitive advantage over my peers,” said Ringo Cheng, accounting student at California State University, Fullerton. “I was introduced to Alteryx in one of my courses, and the intuitive interface of the platform and friendliness of the Alteryx Community immediately helped me analyze data effectively and efficiently. As a risk consultant for a public accounting firm upon graduation, having these analytical skills will allow me to analyze the company’s data and form better recommendations for our clients.”

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The program is free for qualified learners and educators to access, and by registering, participants will receive an Alteryx Designer software license, interactive learning content and the ability to earn Alteryx certifications that will set them apart from the competition when they are looking for a job or looking to advance in their careers. The program can be accessed anywhere and features responsive support and guidance from other Alteryx users, including other educators, students and customers in our vibrant online community.

To learn more about the SparkED program, tune in to Libby Duane Adams’ keynote session at the Alteryx Global Inspire conference today, May 20 at 9 a.m. PDT by registering at inspire.alteryx.com or visit alteryx.com/sparked.

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