The Data Science Pipeline Needs Attention

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Writing in Tech Republic, Owen Hughes reports on a new survey from the UK showing that fewer than half of 16 to 21 years olds would consider a career in data science. This lack of interest in data science is attributed to the failure of businesses and educators to communicate the importance of data science in terms that are accessible to students.

With the need for data scientists rising in all areas, more needs to be done to introduce students to the field and the ways in which their interests and skills might be met by a career in data science. The potential solution may be in re-imagining the curriculum in secondary schools to include more attention to data science at a time when students are forming career intentions.

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