(17 June 2014) Education is at the root of a healthy, progressive nation. The Singapore government is famous for its top notch public education system that has pioneered new education models and inspired other initiatives worldwide. Singapore is demonstrating its vision again today by launching a pilot training program in Data Sciences and Analytics using Coursera.
The pilot is based on Johns Hopkins University’s Data Science Specialization. Data science has seen tremendous growth in recent years, and there is expected to be a major shortage of professionals in the field worldwide. McKinsey forecasts that there will be a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 data analytics professionals in the US by 2018. Singapore sees huge potential for utilizing open online education as a means to empower citizens with career skills in this high-demand industry.
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