Tableau partners with online educators to deliver range of data analytics learning

Data visualisation company Tableau Software is partnering with, Pluralsight, Udacity and General Assembly to help people – regardless of their current analytics knowledge – acquire mission-critical skills in data analytics.

The McKinsey Global Institute has reported that by 2018 the US could have a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with analytical expertise and lack as many as 1.5 million managers and analysts trained to understand and make decisions based on the analysis of big data.

A joint study from Burning Glass Technologies and General Assembly reported that demand for data science skills has tripled over the past five years. LinkedIn listed Statistical Analysis and Data Mining as the number two skill in their list of the ’25 Professional Skills That Will Be Hot in 2016′ and Glassdoor identified “data scientist” as the number one job in America in 2016, based on earnings potential, career opportunities and number of job openings.

The Tableau partnerships are designed to help fill these jobs with skilled employees. is developing Tableau training materials targeted to data science practitioners as well as for those entering the field, especially those transitioning from other IT careers.

Pluralsight teaches in-demand skills including Tableau from industry experts with real-world experience in data analytics.

Udacity is developing course content with Tableau related to data infrastructure and data visualisation to help students advance their careers as data engineers, data analysts and beyond.

General Assembly has developed Data Science Immersive, a full-time data science course, in partnership with Tableau. The three-month course, which has a job placement rate of 99 per cent, includes core topics such as statistics, data modelling and programming as well as Tableau to teach data visualisation, exploration and analysis.