Having been in the BA space for a decade and having hired and managed dozens of BAs, my experience aligns with these stats (http://goo.gl/nNN5o). In a nutshell, demand for BAs is outstripping supply. I have seen organizations struggle to hire good BAs. On the other hand, there has been an upsurge of individuals who want to break into business analysis, but need help in translating their preparations into an actual BA role.
ValueBASE was founded with the mission to serve the cause of all stakeholders of Business Analysis. In the next 12 months we are planning to start several foundational initiatives towards this cause.
Today, I want to announce the beginning of our first initiative to add balance to the demand-supply equation. We believe that a great place to start is making experiential BA education accessible to grass-root level (students), and to the allied stakeholders (experienced professionals in related areas e.g. Programmer, QA, etc.)
To help students (especially MBA students recently graduated or close to graduation) and experienced professionals catch the next wave in employment, ValueBASE is launching a public virtual training that is exclusively focused on helping individuals kick-start their BA careers. Over the years we have hired dozens of individuals for the BA role who had zero to little work experience. We have squeezed our experiences to a distilled set of mandatory mindset, knowledge, skills and techniques such individuals should have to start their BA journey. That’s what we will teach in this program.
To ensure that BA learning translates into employment opportunities we have partnered with Waltech Inc. (www.waltechinc.com)- a strategic IT recruiting company. Waltech will hire individuals who have successfully gone through this program. They will also provide visa for employment in USA to those who need them.
We are offering this virtual 40 hour program in two batches:
1. Part-Time Batch: starting early Aug 2013. Duration: 4 weeks
2. Accelerated Batch: starting early Aug 2013. Duration: 2 weeks
To jump-start the initiative we have already heavily subsidized the fees, and are offering special pricing for students. We also offer financial aid and flexible payment options to those in dire need.
To maintain our experiential style of delivery we are limiting the number of participants per batch.
Check out our website for more info: http://www.bavaluebase.com/publicbatrainingusa.html
ASPIRING BUSINESS ANALYSTS
Registrations are open. To register for the program or to inquire please send an email to: email@example.com
Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to hire individuals who have strong foundation, and you would like to groom them into successful & experienced BAs.
Based on the interest I have seen so far, I anticipate the need to have more trainers in future to deliver our high quality education in different time zones. If you have passion and part-time availability to teach business analysis virtually then I would like to hear from you at email@example.com