Panel 4: New Pathways for a Data Science Workforce
Panel 4 Guiding Question:
How might EDC’s expertise in developing and implementing HS and CC data science initiatives form a key element of a sustained, multi-year effort to grow, in collaboration with others, the size and diversity of the state’s future data science workforce?
Moderator, Sarita Pillai, EDC
Michael Harris, Bunker Hill Community College
Randy Kochevar, EDC
Rebecca Lewis, EDC
Joyce Malyn-Smith, EDC
Expanding Access to Data Science Careers
Each discussion in the panel series will address a key component critical to the development of a strategic plan to extend and expand the early-stage Data Science pipeline:
- To understand the need for a career pathway that begins with high school and community college students.
- To review existing policies in Massachusetts that support efforts to prepare more students for Data Science careers, and discuss what additional policy support might be needed.
- To learn from programs that broaden participation in other disciplines and apply those best practices in developing outreach and support programs for a more diverse community of students.
- To discover current initiatives for high school and community college students and discuss how they may form the basis of the early-stage Data Science pipeline.