Intro to Data Analytics

Discover the tech skills reshaping every profession

Upcoming workshops
Free
Introductory
15-19
1 hour
Online

Why data analytics matters – whatever career you want

Data is the future. It underpins the technologies – such as artificial intelligence and machine learning – that are reshaping every sector, from engineering and finance to healthcare and public policy.

This workshop is an excellent way to find out more about this fascinating and increasingly important field. It explains how learning the fundamentals of data analytics will add to your skills and give you a real edge when it comes to university, job, intern and apprenticeship applications. Taught by an industry expert and Silicon Valley executive, the workshop gives you a flavour for our week-long Data Analytics course, offering an inspiring introduction as to why data really matters to your career.

How this workshop could benefit you

Elite Instruction

Explore the fundamentals of data analytics with an industry leader

Learn from the best

Understand how data analysis drives a wide range of sectors

Practical Learning

Get hands on by creating an interactive dashboard using leading software

Expert Guidance

Get valuable careers advice from our industry executive

Job Opportunities

Discover the diverse career pathways that data analytics opens up

Competitive Edge

Learn how our courses develop your skills and give you a head start in your career

Looking for something more in depth?

Go straight to the next level with our five-day Data Analytics course and start building those essential, career-enhancing tech skills.

Craig Fryar

Delivered by guest expert

Craig Fryar

Chief Operating Officer at Fundify

Craig is a highly experienced data and technology executive, whose previous roles include Global Director of Enterprise Strategy at Tableau and Tech Evangelist at Apple. He now plays a leading role at innovative fintech company Fundify, which helps simplify and accelerate start-up funding.

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What to expect?

The importance of data

Data is shaping our world, underpinning every technological advancement and influencing every aspect of our lives. The best companies recognise this and are looking for a future workforce who understand the unlimited possibilities of data and its many applications.

This inspiring workshop opens the door to this critical field, introducing you to the skills, tools and concepts that will give you a head start – whatever career you’re interested in.


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Hands-on experience

As data grows so too does the demand for those who can interpret it and present it in a clear and accessible way. In the workshop you’ll get an insight into this critical field by using Tableau, a leading data visualisation tool.

Further development of your skills with this software will undoubtedly give you a competitive advantage in your future career.

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Exclusive industry insight

Learn from a data analytics expert who will share their experiences and give you a clear understanding of how data and related technologies are transforming every sector.

Find out how these skills are redefining the jobs of the future and how learning them will put you ahead of other young people.

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Workshop timetable

18:00

Welcome

Meet your instructor – a tech executive and data analytics expert – and get an introduction to Skills Gap.

18:10

This is data analytics

Learn the fundamentals of data analytics, how it links to other cutting-edge technologies such as AI, and how data skills will benefit your career.

18:30

Be inspired

Get hands-on with a data project and see the power of Tableau, industry leading software that puts you in control of turning data into stunning visualisations.

18:55

Wrap up

Ask questions, get valuable careers advice from our instructor and discuss your next steps.

The timetable is just an example and the exact timings and content may be a little different on the day.

Requirements

A PC or Mac (laptop or desktop)

Zoom to access the workshop

Two monitors

Tableau for the hands-on section

A stable internet connection

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Upcoming workshops

Date

11 March 2021

Time

18:00 - 19:00

Price

FREE

Frequently asked questions

Who is the data analytics workshop for?

The workshop is specifically designed for students aged 15 to 19 who want to find out more about data analytics and how developing data skills will help them get ahead in their chosen career.

Do I need any tech experience to take part?

No. The workshop is designed as an introduction to data analytics and so is suitable for students without any experience.

What computer hardware and software will I need?

Essential hardware
You will need a PC or Mac (laptop or desktop – not tablet) which has at least 8GB of RAM and runs Windows 10 or Mac OS 10.11 or later.

Essential software
You will need Zoom. If you have not used it before, you can create a free account and download the app for your phone, tablet or computer.

You will also need Tableau Public, which you can download for free here.

Who do I speak to if I have more questions?

If you have not been able to find out what you need from the information on this page, please email our friendly team at hello@skillsgap.tech.

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