Teachers can bring the power of analytics to their students

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power of analytics for studentsSchool’s almost out for summer, but teachers can still learn. We are inviting them to do just that June 19-23 and Aug. 2-4, 2017 at SAS world headquarters in Cary. Each year, we offer a free workshop to high school teachers so they can give their students a leg up on the analytics skills they need to reach many college degrees. This year’s summer workshop is open for registration.

In the June session, teachers will explore the SAS® Programming for High School courses that can show students how to prepare data for analysis and write SAS programs to solve problems. In the August session, teachers will learn how to reinforce concepts needed for the AP exam using SAS® University Edition.

Top skills mean top students

STEM occupations are among the fastest growing, and SAS programmers are in high demand.

Recently, at the third-annual SAS Data Science and Advanced Analytics Forum, SAS CEO Jim Goodnight opened the forum and discussed the importance of analytics education. “We need such people like never before, because the world is at a turning point. Today, data is the fuel that powers our progress,” he said. “So we have to get better at turning new talent.”

Knowledge of SAS programming can help students enter various careers in the technology, marketing, financial services, insurance and pharmaceutical sectors. Additionally, SAS software is used in college-level courses requiring quantitative analysis, including psychology, sociology, statistics, mathematics, business, life sciences and public health. Giving high school students SAS experience could give them the boost they need.

High school teachers can learn more about and register for this free workshop on sas.com. Spread the word about this program today!

 

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Ginny Inman loves telling people’s stories. Having studied at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and earned her master’s degree from North Carolina State University, she uses her experience to communicate through writing and video production for SAS’s internal communications team. She enjoys using creative communication solutions to build projects from the ground up for SAS employees around the world.

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