Educators, students and life-long learners can access training, Alteryx software and certifications at no cost to achieve in-demand data analytics skills across any area of study or industry
IRVINE, Calif.—May 20, 2021—Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX), the
Analytics Automation company, today announced its new education program, SparkED, designed for learners of all skill
levels in every discipline to gain hands-on skills and certification in data analytics. SparkED is a global, comprehensive education program that offers free
Alteryx software licenses, training and certification, and curriculum for various types of learners: educators and
students in a traditional education environment aspiring to achieve data science skills and bolster their resume,
and career changers wanting to upskill for a competitive edge in today’s job market.
“Businesses and organizations across the globe have an increasing demand for employees with data science and
analytics skills, but there remains a major skills gap in these fields,” said Libby Duane Adams, co-founder and
chief advocacy officer of Alteryx. “As a global leader in data science and analytics automation, it is our
responsibility to enable people with the skills to perform in these jobs, no matter which stage of their life they
might be in. The Alteryx SparkED program will provide free resources to expand data literacy to data science skills
across learners of all ages and levels to close the skills gap.”
SparkED’s No-Cost Program Benefits
- Prescriptive learning paths: Guided interactive learning modules to meet individual learner
- Software: Renewable Alteryx Designer software licenses for qualified students and educators
- Certification: Industry-recognized verification of knowledge and skills
- Teaching materials: Technology and training resources educators need to empower learners
- Community: Network with global participants for resources, guidance and inspiration
Educators from many universities across the globe such as California State University, Fullerton, University of
Richmond and The University of Auckland have already incorporated Alteryx into their curriculum and are seeing their
students land interviews and receive job offers from renowned companies because of their experience and
certification from using Alteryx in the classroom.
“Incorporating Alteryx into my Emerging Technologies class has been a win-win for everyone,” said April Morris,
professor of accounting at California State University, Fullerton. “My students consistently tell me that their
ability to use an analytics platform like Alteryx has substantially improved their skills and increased their
opportunities for advancement, outside of the classroom and in their careers.”
“As a business student, it is essential to equip technical and analytical skills to gain a competitive advantage
over my peers,” said Ringo Cheng, accounting student at California State University, Fullerton. “I was introduced to
Alteryx in one of my courses, and the intuitive interface of the platform and friendliness of the Alteryx Community
immediately helped me analyze data effectively and efficiently. As a risk consultant for a public accounting firm
upon graduation, having these analytical skills will allow me to analyze the company’s data and form better
recommendations for our clients.”
The program is free for qualified learners and educators to access, and by registering, participants will receive
an Alteryx Designer software license, interactive learning content and the ability to earn Alteryx certifications
that will set them apart from the competition when they are looking for a job or looking to advance in their
careers. The program can be accessed anywhere and features responsive support and guidance from other Alteryx users,
including other educators, students and customers in our vibrant online community.
To learn more about the SparkED program, tune in to Libby Duane Adams’ keynote session at the Alteryx Global
Inspire conference today, May 20 at 9 a.m. PDT by registering at inspire.alteryx.com or visit alteryx.com/sparked.
Alteryx, the Analytics Automation company, is focused on enabling every person to
transform data into a breakthrough. Alteryx unifies analytics, data science and business process automation in one,
end-to-end platform to accelerate digital transformation and shape the future of analytic process automation (APA™).
Organizations of all sizes, all over the world, rely on Alteryx to deliver high-impact business outcomes and the
rapid upskilling of their modern workforce. For more information visit www.alteryx.com.
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