In 2008, Tom Prendergast, the Director of IR at North Central State College in Mansfield, Ohio, worked with EMSI through a federal workforce grant to create the basic methodology behind what has become Career Coach, EMSI’s web-based tool for connecting students to careers.
NC State now uses Career Coach for:
- Outreach and recruiting – The college partners with OneStops, high schools, and libraries to help students and jobseekers understand how careers connect to education.
- Counseling – The career development office uses Career Coach for one-on-one counseling.
- First Year Experience – Career Coach helps students with their career project assignment, which is a key part of their first year experience program.