Today I’m pleased to announce that Emsi has joined the Strada Education Network℠ (Strada), a national nonprofit focused on improving the pathway between education and employment. Strada, formerly USA Funds, acquired Emsi from CareerBuilder.
Longtime career services professional Daniel Ortego has seen his fair share of strength-finder and career exploration tools. But in June 2017, when he joined McHenry County College as coordinator of career services, he found one that distinguished itself above the rest. “In my 13 years in career services, Career Coach is the best tool I’ve used,” said Ortego. A number of unique features stood out, including Career Coach’s regularly updated job opening and wage data, which is tailored to MCC’s region. But the real strength of the tool is how it combines this in-depth career data with speed and ease of use.
This weekend, Emsi is headed to the Higher Learning Commission’s 2018 Annual Conference in Chicago. One reason we’re excited to be there is that accreditation, at its core, is about ensuring students receive a quality education that prepares them for post-college success—the same mission that drives much of our work at Emsi! This alignment makes Emsi a natural fit to partner with schools in the accreditation process, helping them effectively serve their students and fill evidence gaps at the same time.