With the expanding need for business professionals to effectively use and leverage data in daily decisions, Kaplan, Inc., one of the world’s largest and most diverse education providers, has introduced a dynamic solution for companies to upskill employees with a data literacy program. Developed by its renowned Metis® data science and analytics training team and delivered by Kaplan Performance Academy (KPA), companies now have a world-class digital environment that hosts and coordinates custom-tailored learning, coaching, and assessments.
The Foundations in Data Literacy program was designed by the Metis and KPA teams to train employees in any role throughout an organization—technical and non-technical—with the competencies they need to read, analyze, work with, and discuss data. The program is delivered on KPA’s digital, immersive platform that provides practical application, performance tracking, and group mentoring in live, social learner communities, which drives engagement, accountability, and persistence.
“Today’s data-driven economy demands that everyone in business comprehend the fundamental principles of data and confidently use that knowledge to drive business decisions,” said Andrew Perkins, Global Director of KPA. “This collaboration with our colleagues at Metis offers critical training in a format that can be customized to a client’s needs and provides self-assessment, formative feedback, and personalized skills coaching to support participants throughout their learning journey.”
The Foundations in Data Literacy program provides organizations with a strong foundation for a data-driven culture, teaching business professionals how to use data as a common language to collaborate, make wise choices, and drive results. Lessons cover the common data and analytics terminology, what types of problems can be solved, project management workflow, defining the outputs of analyses, and more. This practical instruction enables employees to identify and scope problems within the business and to perform initial analysis without needing the help of a highly technical person.
Devoted to teaching people how to find value in data, Metis is a global provider of data science and analytics training for Fortune 500 companies, as well as cutting-edge startups. The team delivers exceptional learning experiences by blending subject matter expertise with educational expertise, resulting in course outcomes that drive value for clients.
Benefitting from Kaplan’s expertise in learning practices, KPA specializes in corporate training, working with companies around the world to offer self-assessment, customized learning journeys, and mentoring in a variety of delivery methods. The digital platform features a global network of accredited subject matter experts to support individuals in their professional development.
Kaplan provides individuals, universities, and businesses a broad array of educational services, including higher and professional education, test preparation, language training, corporate and leadership training, and student recruitment, online enablement and other university support services. With operations in nearly 30 countries, Kaplan serves nearly 1.1 million students each year and has partnerships with 2,000-plus universities, colleges, and schools/school districts, and more than 4,000 businesses globally. Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC). For more information, please visit kaplan.com.
Gregory Ten Eyck