FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Contact: Samantha Keitt, SBS Press Secretary - skeitt@sbs.nyc.gov, 212-513-6318

City Opens Applications for Data Analyst Training Accelerator To Prepare Underrepresented New Yorkers for In-Demand Tech Careers

Applications Opened Monday, February 3 for Second Cohort, Running From May 11 Through September 18 

New York – NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced that applications are now open for the next cohort of the Data Analyst Training Accelerator (DATA). The 18-week, in-person data analysis training program is designed to prepare New Yorkers with limited tech experience for in-demand data analyst jobs that help them launch careers in marketing and data analytics at target salaries of $55,000 or more. 
 
This training initiative, in partnership with Galvanize, seeks to provide an accessible pathway to data analyst careers for underrepresented New Yorkers, including those who are seeking an alternative to a four-year degree. Students will graduate with in-demand skills in advanced Excel, SQL, Python, and digital marketing-related analytics, as well as career advancement and interview skills. The program is open to candidates without previous formal tech training or professional experience as Data Analysts. 
 
“The Data Analyst Training Accelerator (DATA) program ensures that participants unlock their potential and receive the skills necessary to access careers in our city’s growing tech ecosystem,” said Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services. “The 18-week training program provides an opportunity for a lucrative career for in-demand data analyst jobs.” 
 
"Galvanize is dedicated to closing the skills gap that exists in technology today, and we're thrilled that the City of New York not only recognizes this need as well, but has dedicated resources toward equipping New Yorkers with the tools they need to participate in the city's growing technology economy today and in the future," said Harsh Patel, CEO, Galvanize. 
 
To apply for the Data Analyst Training Accelerator, visit ttp.nyc/trainingprograms
 
About the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline
Launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2014, the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline is the City's tech Industry Partnership, designed to support the inclusive growth of the NYC tech sector by delivering quality jobs for New Yorkers and qualified talent for the City’s businesses. The Tech Talent Pipeline works with 385 companies, 17 local colleges, and additional public and private partners to define employer needs, develop training and education models to meet these needs, and scale solutions throughout the City, delivering quality talent for the City's businesses and quality jobs for New Yorkers. The NYC Tech Talent Pipeline is a public-private partnership between the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the Workforce Funders, and JPMorgan Chase Foundation. For more information, visit techtalentpipeline.nyc.
 
About Industry Partnerships
The NYC Tech Talent Pipeline is one of five industry partnerships that work with employers, industry and trade organizations, organized labor, non-profits, training providers and educational institutions, private philanthropy, and workforce organizations to build a sustainable and robust pipeline of local talent to fill New York City's jobs, create formal career paths to good jobs, reduce barriers to employment and sustain or increase middle-class jobs. Other industry partnerships include the construction, healthcare, hospitality, and industrial fields.
 
About the Department of Small Business Services (SBS)
SBS helps unlock economic potential and create economic security for all New Yorkers by connecting New Yorkers to good jobs, creating stronger businesses, and building a fairer economy in neighborhoods across the five boroughs. For more information on all SBS services, go to nyc.gov/sbs, call 311, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Galvanize
Galvanize is a learning community for technology with eight physical campuses across the U.S. where innovative startups, aspiring students, and large enterprises benefit from a dynamic, unique technology ecosystem. Galvanize is an industry leader in technology education, offering the Galvanize Data Science and Hack Reactor Software Engineering immersive boot camps that propel careers and help individuals thrive in the digital economy. In addition to its physical campuses, Galvanize offers full-time and part-time immersive boot camps to individuals remotely, and tailored workforce training to enterprise clients to address each of their unique needs. With 8,000+ graduates, Galvanize alumni have gone on to bring their talents to over 2,250 companies.