Through a partnership with a program called YearUp, Shane Arnold, who works as senior staff and enterprise cloud and data platform architect at GE Healthcare, mentored, during a six-month rotation, two interns who neither had previous experience in data and analytics nor college degrees. One of these interns was later hired as a full-time data engineer for GE Healthcare.
As a member of the MKE Tech Hub Coalition – K20 Pre-internship Planning Committee, Arnold helped put together a summer pre-internship program for high school juniors and seniors and college students.
The program was designed to help increase diversity in technology by exposing students to the world of data science and analytics. Through the completion of real-world case studies that were submitted from partner organizations, they were able to learn basic data science principles and data and analytic reporting tools. This program also received a “Stemmy Partner Award” from Stem Forward.