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If you are an educator trying to engage your students in the importance of data literacy, the key insights from our most recent report might be useful in communicating the necessity of data skills to your students. 


Within the next couple of months students will start returning to university to finish their final years of study. It is normally at this time that students start to consider what it is they might want from a career. As many university educators know, regardless of the industry students are considering, data skills will be vital for graduate success and employability. However, it can be difficult to engage students in taking on additional work to study and strengthen these skills. Our Qlik Academic Program can give them everything they need to become data literate, but it requires the students to be motivated enough to participate.  Some of the key takeaways from our most recent Data Literacy report might help in convincing students that investing time now, will pay off for them later.

The below insights can demonstrate to students the expectations employers will have of them:

85% of executives believe data literacy will become as vital in the future as the ability to use a computer is today. 

89% of C-level executives expect team members to explain how data has informed their decisions. 

US workers who can demonstrate their data literacy skills can expect a 20% salary increase.

The below insights are useful for communicating to students the importance of being prepared and upskilling now, rather than later:

But only 11% of employees are fully confident in their ability to read, analyze, work with and communicate with data.

45% of global employees would change jobs if they felt they could get better preparation for the future workplace elsewhere.

35% of global employees left their jobs in the last 12 months to seek employers that value learning and preparation for the future workplace.

78% of global employees are spending time every month investing in their own personal development,  an average of nearly seven hours on personal upskilling each month at an average cost of $2,800 over the last 12 months.

If you're interested in gaining access to free data literacy training and resources to use in your classes, follow this link to learn more and apply today: