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New York’s Monroe Community College Takes Steps to Identify and Address Regional Skills Gap


UPDATED, MARCH 2014: MCC has garnered national acclaim for how it has identified and addressed the precise skills shortages felt by dozens of Rochester-area manufacturing firms. The process started by probing into local labor market data and reaching out to area businesses.

When Data Met Story


Who doesn’t love a good story? But at the same time, just how far does a mere story go in our bustling world of facts and figures before it runs out of gas? Lew Sanborne’s point: colleges need both.

The Data-Driven Future of Education


Richard Culatta, acting director of the Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education, recently spoke with Ed Tech about the reshaping of American education. Culatta emphasized the inseparability of education and technology, and revealed a key point about the future of education: it’s a future that will be driven by data. In response [...]

Career Coach: STLCC’s Launch on Wheels


Last week, St. Louis Community College launched STLCC Career Coach, EMSI’s online tool that connects a college’s programs to solid career opportunities. But it wasn’t your everyday kickoff. STLCC also built a traveling version of the tool: a 36-foot computer- and Wi-Fi-equipped trailer that traveled throughout St. Louis with stops at the Missouri Botanical Garden and STLCC’s Forest [...]