This spring, Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida, became the latest in a line of EMSI clients to win the coveted Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. And one of the players behind two key Aspen criteria—student completion and placement in high-wage jobs—was EMSI’s online career pathway tool, Career Coach.
EMSI is pleased to announce an enhanced occupation page in Career Coach, EMSI’s online career pathway tool that connects a college or university’s programs with compelling regional careers. The updates vary slightly from US to UK to Canadian versions of the tool. For UK Career Coach, be on the lookout for updates on the UK […]
EMSI is pleased to announce a new advanced training program for Career Coach, EMSI’s online career pathway tool. The course is designed to train career advisors and recruiters in labor market information and instruct them on how to get the most out of Career Coach in their work. What does Career Coach advanced training cover? Advanced training covers the following topics: Intro to Labor […]
In this webinar, Melissa O’Connell, director of the department of workforce services at St. John’s River State College in Palatka, Florida, gave a presentation entitled “Career Coach: Problem Solving Scenarios for Student Decision-Making.”
In April 2014, Algonquin College became the first college in Eastern Ontario to launch Career Coach—and wasted no time making a big splash. Less than a year later, Algonquin had 21,000 visits to the online tool, with users spending an average of more than seven minutes per visit.
Community College Daily recently published an article emphasizing the importance of academic advising, and showcasing one particular college whose efforts to keep students engaged have paid off handsomely.Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) realized that “we needed to figure out a better way to advise” because “you can teach all you want, but if you do not make the connection for them, […]
Three years ago, Hostos Community College in Bronx, New York, faced the all too common challenge of confused students struggling to complete their degrees. With an average of 1,200 new students each fall and an advisement system that was far from rigorous, too many students lacked direction.
Community College Week recently published an article, showcasing Fayetteville Technical Community College’s use of data to inform decisions of all types across its campuses: from admissions to career counseling to grant writing, and more. It highlighted how the college’s partnership with EMSI gains them quick access to quality data, making it easier to make smart, informed choices.
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.
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.