CIOs and other tech leaders are learning that training can be a cheaper and more effective way to achieve modernization goals than hiring in the current environment, according to Melissa Swift, U.S. transformation leader at the consulting firm Mercer.
Nisha Iyer is a data scientist who spent two years training in a master’s program prior to entering the tech workforce. She now leads a team of technologists and educators at Data Society, providing workforce data science and AI training programs that can be compressed into a one-week bootcamp or spread out over several months.
Companies need data scientists but don’t want to compete for talent in a tight market. “They want to grow these people who are using Excel into capable data scientists,” Iyer said.