EMSI / CCbenefits has successfully completed its first SEIM study in the United Kingdom. The pilot, which required extensive adaptation of CCbenefits’ well-known U.S. model, was conducted for Warwickshire College. The college, which belongs to the influential 157 Group of largest further education institutions in the UK, expects that its leadership will pave the way for dozens more colleges to commission similar studies. Ioan Morgan, the college’s principal, first learned about CCbenefits while on a fact-finding trip to study the community/technical college system in the U.S.
The study showed that Warwickshire College provides a sevenfold return on taxpayers’ investments in it, and generates nearly £126 million of economic activity in its community — not only from college operational spending and payroll, but also by imparting income-raising skills and knowledge to learners, many of whom hail from the Warwickshire area and remain there after they graduate.