As the US puts the recession further behind and community colleges continue to struggle with enrollment, retention, and completion rates, it becomes clear that, well, it’s not just the economy, stupid. A major problem is the information gap looming between students and careers. Young people simply don’t know how a college education can help them gain […]
Kevin Long, senior planning and policy analyst at Montgomery College in Maryland, joined EMSI yesterday to speak about how the college uses Career Coach and other EMSI data to drive student success and help students understand the connections between the college’s programs, transfer opportunities, and careers.
Join EMSI for our upcoming webinars, Using Career Coach to Drive Student Success on March 10 and and Engaging Students by Engaging Data on March 18.
This week, EMSI released a report, Closing the Information Gap, that addresses how students’ concerns about the value of education are creating enrollment and retention challenges for America’s colleges and universities, and how several higher ed institutions have successfully met those challenges through the use of technology and transparent data.
Earlier this week, Owen Sutkowski, director of transfer and career services at Central Piedmont Community College in North Carolina, and Sarah Wilson, CPCC’s Career Coach project coordinator, joined EMSI for a webinar to share tips for creating a Career Coach launch plan, effectively mapping program data, and helping students build an ongoing relationship with Career Coach.
“What are you into?” That’s the question a series of new videos from North Central State College is asking and answering with data from EMSI Analyst. The project began when NC State institutional research director Tom Prendergast visited a conference and noticed a community college delivering its institutional research reports via whiteboard videos. Inspired by the college’s […]
One of the great challenges faced by veterans and ex-military personnel is the need to communicate how military skills transfer to the civilian workforce. This is why EMSI is very excited to introduce a new Career Coach feature, available upon request, that uses military-occupation-code-to-standard-occupation-code mapping to identify which civilian careers are similar to specific jobs held in the military.
On February 4, EMSI will host the first in a series of Career Coach webinars. The opening webinar, Key Steps to a Successful Career Coach Implementation, will cover the detailed implementation of Career Coach, EMSI’s online tool for connecting students to the education they need for great careers. In particular, we will walk through the launch […]
Here at EMSI, we’ve identified the skills gap largely as a regional issue—you only need oil drillers where there is oil, and finance jobs are booming in the Southeast but not the Northwest. Using EMSI data to determine which skills are in demand in Massachusetts, the Boston Globe recently published an article that provides a sampling of growing middle-skill jobs in the region and offers insights about how to identify an associate’s degree program that will provide a high return on investment.
George Brown College became the latest institution—and the first in the Toronto area—to launch Career Coach, EMSI’s online tool that maps a college’s programs to solid career opportunities. Designed to provide a seamless transition between the college’s website and the customized tool, Career Coach feels familiar to students and, with the click of a mouse, offers easy-to-understand data as guidance through complex career decisions.