U-M partners with Google to offer job-ready tech skills program

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A new flexible online training program on data science will prepare job-seekers in Michigan and beyond to quickly enter one of the fastest-growing labor markets and advance their careers.

The Center for Academic Innovation created the program, “Data Analytics in the Public Sector with R,” for data science and other professionals interested in how public data sets can drive decisions and policymaking in the public sector. The course complements current Google career certificates, flexible online “Grow with Google” job-training programs for high-demand fields.

As open-source data and machine learning increasingly become part of decision-making, the center partnered with faculty in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the School of Information to build the online course series. It teaches how the powerful R programming language can manipulate, visualize and interpret open-source data to those with a foundational understanding of programming and statistics.

Read more about data analytics and enroll in the course on the Center for Academic Innovation website.