Data Educators trains everyone with a passion for data. We focus on data analysis and what it tell us about ourselves. We can teach anyone to enjoy a career in data management, analytics, and statistics. Our educators teach the skills to make data-driven decisions.
For the past 16 years, we have trained several people in the area of analysis. During that time we discovered one thing. A degree is a poor substitute for experience. Someone from the ground floor will often grasp data better because they already know it – after all their activity created it. The ones with the laptop and a textbook have no advantage. Despite the massive debt they took on to get the job.
Data Educators is a natural step for us. We want to teach people to treat data as an exploration of humanity. And we want everyone to learn the skills needed. If they do it before they get a degree, they will never need a loan.
Terry has always been a talented geek. At 21 Bell Canada recognized Terry as a skilled programmer. By the time he was 25, he had a reputation for data. When he was 31, he left for California. He became a key player on a large mortgage data team. At 33 he moved on to a major pharma data group and then to Universal Studios in Hollywood.
When the 2009 crash came, Terry returned to Canada to become an engineer. He graduated at the top of his class and returned to NBC Universal.
Dr. John Minchin
John Minchin is the Chief Academic Office at California Southern University (CalSouthern) where he has been on staff since 2007. He has 30+ years’ experience in education management. While on staff at CalSouthern he has held the positions of Dean of the School of Business, Director of Institutional Research and Development, and Chief Academic Officer. Other positions he has held include Interim Executive Director, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Evening Director, Program Chair, Director of Student Services, and Faculty.
John completed his DSci at Robert Morris University in Information Systems and Communication. He has a master’s degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and undergraduate degrees in Business and Accounting. He is a partner at DataEducators providing high-level training in Information Systems and Data Management.
David began his career in data as an analyst in 1999. He moved to database administration and enterprise data architect in banking at Washington Mutual. There David covered mortgages, insurance, HR, loans, deposits, marketing, and strategy. He trained analysts and engineers to see data for the stories it could tell.
In 2008 the bank crashed, and Chase took it over. David stayed to help move systems to Chase and returned to Vancouver. For five years he worked in data analysis for Best Buy and Young and Rubicam.
We don’t believe data analysts always benefit from 4 years in university. It doesn’t guarantee they will graduate with the edge they hope for. It does give them a lot of unnecessary debt. Today the average college graduate starts a career with $140,000 of debt. And companies still need to train them to be better data analysis. Over 52% of employers seek the skills required to do data analysis rather than the degree.
Data Educators trains people how to become analysts without the degree or the debt. There is no reason to put someone in debt to get a job that starts between 60 – 100K. Within three years most analysts are around 140 – 180 K.
We recommend people get some substantial experience from any business first. Then using that experience they can make a move to data analysis and get the paychecks that go along with it. It will happen faster than a degree and without the debt.
We educate learners to: