Data Literacy – The most important job skill for 2020
It’s official! In a recent Forbes article covering the 10 most important job skills employees need in 2020, data literacy came top of the list. Author Bernard Marr discusses how the 4thindustrial revolution is bringing about change to the skills and experience required of the modern workforce.
In addition to data literacy being the number one skill, critical thinking and complex decision making also feature in the list. The abilities to objectively evaluate the credibility of information, and to take findings from data whilst simultaneously considering how decisions can impact the people in an organisation are key to success.
At Qlik, the importance of Data Literacy has long been recognised, and that’s why ourData Literacy courses and certificationsare free for everyone to access. A whole host of topics are covered from an overview of data literacy, to data informed decision making. Qlik has also launched theData Literacy Project, a global community aiming to develop the tools to shape a data literate society.
In addition, if you are a University student or academic you are also eligible to join our free Qlik Academic Program. Not only does this give you access to our industry leading Qlik Sense software and training materials, but also a Data Analytics curriculum and Qlik Sense Qualifications. The Qlik Sense Qualifications along with the Data Literacy Certification can be a great way to help you stand out from the crowd in job interviews, and to prove that you have the skills required of the modern workforce for 2020.