To address the needs of data scientists, industry, and academia while taking into consideration educational trends in Europe, the BDVe has been working on a scheme for the recognition of data science skills. This scheme will contribute to:
- Align training in data science with industrial needs
- Assess the training of candidates for data science positions
- Encourage students to acquire data science skills.
The initial proposal for the program consists of five badges, with each badge having two levels (academic and professional). The types and requirements for these badges are based upon the EDSF of the EDISON project, as well as the results of a survey of interested parties in industry and academia.
Additional information regarding the program can be found here.
Does your institution want a branded recognition for your data science program? A pilot of the academic level of the Data Science Analytics badge is currently being run. Educational institutions can apply now to participate in the pilot!
Institutions applying during the pilot will be evaluated at no cost and if their application is accepted they will be able to provide up to 5000 new badges per year to their students for 2 years.