The college put together a neat video that highlights the value of Career Coach — putting valuable information on jobs, programs, and job postings, all in one place
Research from Monroe Community College points to a skills gap in the Rochester, New York, area – one that is perhaps most felt by small manufacturing firms. This case study walks through how MCC diagnosed local skills gaps, and how the college is taking a programmatic approach with local labor market information, surveys, and dialogue with businesses to address them.
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.
“Colleges need access to tangible, ground-level information showing the correlation between the curriculum and learning experiences they provide and real-world outcomes in terms of usable skills and capabilities.”
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 [...]
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 [...]
At South Staffordshire College in England, Career Coach has been used to prompt students to think about their careers, and the college has already seen some of the benefits from this service.
EMSI and Walla Walla Community College, co-recipient of the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, have been longtime partners. To celebrate WWCC’s success and help others hear their good story, EMSI recently produced a video with WWCC.
Students, counselors, faculty, and community partners at Maryland’s Montgomery College have embraced Career Coach. This is largely because the tool has helped illuminate the connections between the college’s programs and local careers. But that’s not the only reason.
A huge problem facing community college students today is simply not knowing what programs to take. Confusion over the giant spread of options often leads to students taking the wrong courses or, worse, giving up on college altogether.