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WNEU to Offer Data Science Boot Camp

SPRINGFIELD — Western New England University is offering a 10-week data science boot camp, Data Science & Analytics, in partnership with Startup Institute, a leading career accelerator for the innovation economy in Boston and New York. The evening program will run from Oct. 3 through Dec. 12.

The boot camp is a response to the increased demand from companies looking for talent in big data analytics, science, and analysis, with the skill sets most in demand within the technology landscape. The partnership between Startup Institute and Western New England University brings two highly respected institutions together to produce an engaging course that will develop more data science talent for the companies that need it, especially in western Massachusetts. It is the first time Startup Institute has partnered with a university to deliver a curriculum in the area of data science.

“Our partnership with Startup Institute brings cutting edge professional development programming to Western Mass. to meet the needs of the new knowledge economy,” said Dr. Richard Keating, vice president for Strategic Initiatives at Western New England University. “We see this initiative as a bold outreach, with clear links to our acclaimed degree programs and clearly within our mission to serve our students and this growing region.”

Rich DiTieri, CEO, Startup Institute, said, “we’re so excited to be joining forces with Western New England University, which shares our passion and goal to bring practical skills to the markets that need it most. Our joint Data Science curriculum track helps people skill-up and grow their careers, while helping to close the significant talent gap in the region.”

The boot camp program will be held at CLICK Workspace, 9 1/2 Market Street, Northampton, a community nonprofit cooperative. Western New England University alumni receive a discount on the program. More information and registration is available at startupinstitute.com/intro-courses/data-science.

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