The data epiphany has been likened to the invention of the microscope: For the first time, we can see an entire world that we could only guess at before. And with this insight comes the demand for people who know how to interpret what they see.
The information age and huge improvements in computing and storage power have led to many things, but one of the biggest (and most unwieldy) is tons and tons of data. So much data, in fact, that it tends to slip out of the hands of those who created it. As a result, we’ve started to see a tremendous need for data shepherds to help monitor, control, and protect data.
This is a guest post from Karen Beard of TIP Strategies, an Austin, Texas-based economic development consulting firm. TIP has used EMSI data since 2007 for workforce- and economic-related components of projects. This piece walks through examples of the neat ways TIP visualizes EMSI employment data to answer key workforce-related questions.
The recently announced TAACCCT grants will help community colleges make a difference, but making good use of labor market data will be pivotal. We believe EMSI data can be a crucial part of that process. Here’s how.
EMSI and the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association will be offering a webinar entitled “Data-Driven Career Pathways” on Monday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. EST.
We are thrilled to announce that EMSI Certification is now open for enrollment. The goal of Certification is for you to become an authority on EMSI data and methodology so that you are the go-to for great data — and so that you can make even better decisions for your community.
On March 25, 2014, EMSI will conduct a webinar addressing “Sector Strategies: Why They Are Important and How to Develop One.”
The skills gap is not so much a singular, monolithic problem as much as it’s a multifaceted phenomenon perpetuated by hundreds of regional labor market interactions inside of America’s complex economy.
Analyst users can access 2013.4 beta by clicking the dataset version option in the black footer bar at the bottom of the screen in the tool.
To better align with the work being doing with the VFA we would like to offer two more thoughts related to external labor market analysis that might help propel the VFA even further.