Udacity, the global online learning platform that trains the world’s workforce for the careers of the future, today announced that it has been selected as the skills training provider for employees of BAT. Initially focused on BAT’s research & development and supply chain & logistics divisions, Udacity will provide training that enhances decision-making capabilities through data-generated insights, accelerating time to market for future products as well as enhanced customer experiences.
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BAT has selected a number of Udacity’s Nanodegree programs to grow employees’ skills in data engineering and product management. These include: Business Analytics, Predictive Analytics for Business, AI Product Manager and Data Product Manager.
“At BAT, technology and digital are driving our transformational growth as we build A Better Tomorrow. As technology evolves, it’s crucial that we evolve the capabilities of our team alongside it,” said Martin Whitehouse, Group Head of Future Capability Development, BAT. “Enhancing our critical skills in data analytics drives our capabilities to provide differentiated insights, which means we can work faster and smarter. Nanodegree programs provide an ideal learning environment for our team, enabling them to build key skills and knowledge and then deploy them on the job.”
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“Reinvesting in your existing workforce is crucial to the success of any business today,” said Gabe Dalporto, CEO of Udacity. “Technologies are advancing at an unprecedented rate, and the best way to keep pace is to give workers the opportunity to refresh their knowledge with new learnings at regular intervals. We’ve seen many top corporations embrace this way of thinking, and are pleased to recognize another of these companies in our new relationship with BAT.”
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