The Gilbert Office of Economic Development has a one-person research shop, just like it has a one-person business attraction team and a one-person marketing team. This means the Phoenix-area EDO doesn’t have time or resources to waste
Who is “part mathematician, part computer scientist, and part trend-spotter” and straddles business and IT to solve complex business problems by analyzing scads of data? That would be data scientists. Comfortably swimming in datasets that would sink many others, these analysts study the market, build products, generate sales, support clients and employees, and can more or less make or break a company. No wonder their job has been named the sexiest of the 21st century. And it’s a job desperately needing new talent in the region surrounding Montgomery College.
The year 2016 ended on a high note for The Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD), a 2,000-student community college district in the heart of rural Wyoming. Partnering with three other regional colleges in Wyoming and Montana to form the Educating Toward Economic Diversity (ETED) Partnership, NWCCD applied for, and won, a $5M career-training grant.
Under the direction of Dr. Meyer, Chancellor, Michigan’s Oakland Community College (OCC) has created and tested a method to measure and meet needs in their community. Using this method—outlined in a recently published article in the Community College Journal of Research and Practice—OCC has a reliable framework and formula for program planning decisions.