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University of Memphis Opens SAS Analytics Training Center

A new training center at the University of Memphis hopes to foster data analytics talent in the Mid-South region. The institution's FedEx Institute of Technology, a technology and research organization focused on innovation and emerging tech, has partnered with analytics company SAS to launch a series of courses on SAS programming and advanced analytics topics. The collaboration marks the first SAS public training center at a university.

Courses will be taught by experts from SAS supported by U of M faculty, using both classroom instruction and a virtual lab environment, according to a news announcement. The training will prepare students for several professional certifications: SAS Certified Base Programmer, SAS Certified Advanced Programmer and SAS Certified Predictive Modeler Using SAS Enterprise Miner. Participants in the workforce will be able to apply their organization's tuition reimbursement dollars toward course fees.

"Data analytics and business intelligence serve as the foundation for competition between cities and nations, especially with the advent of artificial intelligence," commented Jasbir Dhaliwal, executive director of the FedEx Institute of Technology, in a statement. "Our collaboration with SAS will create a talent pipeline to help our corporations and our city compete on this basis."

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