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Demand Remains Strong for Project Managers. Here’s How to Prepare For a Project Management Career.

UMKC TalentLink commissioned research on professional development and learning among large employers and executives in the Kansas City region. Findings indicated that project management and data analytics are two of the top priorities that people seek to develop career skills. Research also showed that employers surveyed have difficulty finding highly...

5 Questions With Dr. Alex Francisco, Instructor of Introduction to Data Analytics

Demand for data analysts isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Hiring of data analysts and operations analysts is projected to grow 25 percent through 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Analysts play a vital role in banking, insurance, healthcare, and industries that rely on data to forecast growth and...

Professional Development Improves Employee Retention. Here’s Why.

Companies continue to struggle with hiring and retaining quality employees during the Great Resignation. More than ever, retaining employees is critical for companies to maintain smooth operations, stay competitive, and plan for growth. UMKC TalentLink provides professional development that helps business invest in their people and retain employees. It’s a...

Dr. Alex Francisco Leads Introduction to Data Analytics

Real-world experience meets practical knowledge in the upcoming course Introduction to Data Analytics. Dr. Alex Francisco (PhD, University of Missouri Kansas City), senior population health scientist and statistician at the Kansas City Health Department, leads the non-degree course. The workshop will be held online in two parts on March 23 and March...

Visit UMKC TalentLink at Fifth Annual Greater Kansas City Veterans Career Fair

UMKC TalentLink is a proud co-sponsor of the 5th Annual Greater Kansas City Veterans Career Fair on Friday, February 4, 1-4 pm, located at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Rd. Representatives from UMKC TalentLink, UMKC Human Resources, and UMKC Student Veteran Support Services will be present at the free event...

Making Data Science Accessible

Data Science is one of the fastest-growing careers in the country today, and has been repeatedly labeled as the “sexiest job of the 21st century” – all with good reason. Data-driven decision making and storytelling are crucial in today’s workplace, but separating the signal from the noise in our data-flooded...

Free Online Classes through UMKC TalentLink

For a limited time, UMKC TalentLink is making 10 courses from our online catalog free for our community members. Through June 30, 2020, community members can register for a variety of self-paced online courses for personal and professional development. These courses are 100% free and designed to fit your schedule. When you...