Academy Addresses Critical Workforce Skills Gap in the Hudson Valley Region
With the information explosion, today’s employers demand of their employees – especially managers at all levels -greater familiarity with data analytics. So, it was not a surprise that when the Westchester County Association offered a five-week program in Healthcare Analytics last spring at its Hudson Valley Workforce Academy, the course sold-out quickly. The first class enrolled....
40 participants from 13 healthcare organizations in the region. Afterwards, the feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive.
Beginning October 21, this popular Healthcare Analytics course will be offered again by the Academy at WCA headquarters, 1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, every Wednesday from 5 to 7 pm, for five weeks. Instructors are academic and industry professionals with expertise in digital innovation, Big Data, data mining, and health informatics who are from, Iona College, Fordham University Deloitte, and Pace University. They will demonstrate to those with little or no experience with analytics how to use Big Data in their decision-making.
The interactive sessions will explore how data and healthcare analytics are used to inform operations and drive outcomes such as enhanced profitability, lower costs, and improved patient outcomes. A certificate will be provided upon completion of the course. The cost is $595 per person, payable here.
All courses offered by the Hudson Valley Workforce Academy are developed in collaboration with the region’s employers, and focus on training the existing workforce in high-demand skills. “We developed the Academy as part of a broader workforce development initiative to address the critical need for skilled workers and help fill the 2,500+ critical job vacancies in the healthcare, technology, and business sectors in this region,” says Amy Allen, WCA Vice President and Academy Executive Director. “This is one of the ways we are upgrading the skills of our existing workforce, and further developing the talent pool in the region.”