Workforce Transformation through Data Literacy Education

Guest post by: Rylen Dempsey, Key Club Advocate

The rise of technology within almost every facet of our jobs has contributed to the formation of a new, but critical skill students must master: data literacy.

In order to develop our economy and attract fledgling businesses to our state, we have to present an educated and prepared workforce. QuantHub helps students build essential data skills through an engaging and user-friendly platform, equipping them to obtain 21st century,
high-paying jobs. QuantHub-educated students provide an economic development edge against the competition.

QuantHub’s investment in students goes beyond education; it’s a strategic bet on young people – that improved data literacy skills lead to the improvement of both their industry and the overall workforce landscape. This investment is not just about filling essential jobs; it’s about creating a workforce that can drive innovation, problem-solving, and ethical considerations in the digital era.

Further, in a world of ever-growing requirements for educators, QuantHub metrics align with industry and state educational standards. Unlike other tools that can cause a burden and present themselves as “yet another program to get done”, QuantHub supplements teaching with
science-backed, data-driven lessons that are personally and professionally beneficial to students and teachers alike.

By gamifying modules, QuantHub allows for students to have fun while completing lessons and mastering skills. As a new user myself, I am enjoying going through lessons that teach the basics of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. Earning “neurons”, I am able to compete with fellow users on the QuantHub leaderboard. This leaderboard (of which I am yet to join… tough competition!) displays top performers and highlights their achievements.

QuantHub recognizes young talent and elevates students that may otherwise not be categorized as “high performers.” By fast-tracking those students to both industry and university partners, our talent pipeline exponentially strengthens. I think about the students who otherwise may not be able to land a corporate internship, but have that opportunity through the pipeline that QuantHub is building. In order to build a culture of collaboration and innovation in Alabama, we must focus on building out more connectivity between K-12 schools, industry, and higher education partners.

I encourage organizations and their leaders to make the same bet QuantHub has made: investing in young people is a smart business move that makes Alabama a better place to call home.

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