Data skills 10 million
The future of work requires data skills, but the demand far exceeds the supply. We commit to closing the data literacy gap by enabling 10 million people with data skills in 5 years.
Our mission: Create a data-literate world
Data skills are table stakes for individual and organizational success. Data-mature organizations have higher customer satisfaction, employee retention and productivity, and speed-to-market.1 And, according to a Tableau-commissioned Forrester Consulting study, data literacy is the most in-demand skill for candidates today.
1IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Tableau, Why You Should Care About Data Culture, Doc. #US46030720TM, April 2020
2IDC Thought Leadership White Paper, sponsored by Tableau, How Data Culture Fuels Business Value in Data-Driven Organizations, Doc. #US47605621, May 2021
“We’re in the golden era of data and analytics. Businesses know they must tap into the power of data to stay agile and respond in this rapidly changing environment. For these data-driven businesses, success depends on training and enabling everyone in their organization to use data to make better decisions.”
Mark Nelson President & CEO, Tableau
Closing the data literacy gap
How do we get there?
To meet this ambitious goal, we’re doubling down on existing skill-building programs and announcing a few new ones, too. We aim to help people from all backgrounds and geographies build the skills to explore, understand, and communicate with data—and help build thriving, data-literate citizens and organizations.
For the classroom
We’re preparing the future workforce with the data skills they need to succeed. Since 2011, we’ve empowered 1.8M+ students with software and data skills education and 45K+ instructors with software and teaching resources. Plus, we offer fun, educational activities to introduce data concepts to kids.
Unsure how or where to get started with data? With five-plus hours of free, self-guided training, this eLearning program teaches data-literacy fundamentals to people of all skill levels.
For teams and organizations
To tap data’s full potential and drive data-driven decision making, all employees must be empowered with relevant skills. We help organizations build a data-first, analytics mindset so everyone is proficient and equipped to tackle challenges and influence business outcomes.
With donated access to Tableau Desktop, small non-profits and NGOs around the world can explore data and spot trends, outliers, and new opportunities.
For the community
The Tableau Community builds data literacy: 2M+ Tableau Public authors and 4.5M+ data visualizations; 500+ user groups with 160,000 people worldwide; 265K+ forum contributors sharing best practices and tips.
Planned data-literacy programs included: skill-building for NGOs and government; scholarships to provide equitable access to data education; and free, online Salesforce data-literacy training.
Mind the gap
Learn more about the data literacy gap—and how we’re bridging it
The Tableau Economy drives your data success
Our leading analytics platform is the foundation for our robust data community and thriving partner network. Tableau is more than just a business—we’re an economy that creates new jobs, careers with in-demand data skills, and business revenue that stimulate the overall economy.