Civic Leadership Partnering with Correlation One to Increase Diversity in Data Engineering

Partnering with Correlation One to Increase Diversity in Data Engineering

February 17, 2022

Citadel and Citadel Securities have expanded their partnership with Correlation One, a data analytics training and assessments technology company, to launch a new Data Engineering track in the company’s Data Science for All (DS4A) program.

Through fully funded fellowships, DS4A provides free data analytics training for talented individuals from historically underrepresented communities. DS4A Fellows receive relevant, hands-on training from world class professors, professional development from industry-leading mentors and career services support to help them start their careers in data science. The new DS4A / Data Engineering track will provide intensive skills-based training that positions participants to pursue the growing number of career opportunities in data engineering.

“The ability to harness the power of data is of great importance to our country’s competitiveness and future success,” said Ken Griffin, CEO of Citadel. “Data Science for All empowers diverse students and early-career professionals with the skills needed to pursue successful careers in data engineering and contribute to the prosperity of America. It means a lot to me to see these students succeed and have more opportunity to better our society.”

The inaugural DS4A / Data Engineering cohort trained 100 Fellows with courses led by teachers and teaching assistants who have trained at top university programs.

In 2020, Citadel and Citadel Securities served as founding sponsors of Correlation One’s DS4A / Empowerment initiative, a free virtual data analytics training and jobs program for students and professionals from underrepresented communities, providing new pathways to economic opportunity in the world’s fastest-growing industries.

The new DS4A / Data Engineering track launches in March and represents a noteworthy expansion of this program to increase diversity in data science. To date, Correlation One DS4A initiatives have received a combined 75,000 applicants and graduated over 2,500 Fellows.

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