Engage current and prospective learners with skill-based recommendations for education and work
Recent survey data from Strada Education Network demonstrates that Americans increasingly prioritize education that is skill-specific and work-relevant. And while the COVID pandemic is no doubt accelerating and amplifying this trend, earlier research suggests these changes are part of a long-term shift, not just a short-term crisis response.
In this period of disruptive transformation, institutions that adapt to the evolving needs and preferences of learners will have the best chance of maintaining strong enrollment. That’s why we created SkillsMatch.
Empower learners to fill skill gaps
With SkillsMatch, your institution can engage today’s learners in a way that aligns with their priorities and goals. Help current and prospective students discover relevant courses at your institution (and related job opportunities) in four basic steps:
- Inventory their current skills based on prior learning and work experience
- See the skills needed (skill gaps) to get from where they are to where they want to be
- Discover relevant educational offerings at your institution based on their skills, goals, and what employers are looking for
- Review live job postings that match the skills they already have or want to learn
How it works for your institution
When you use SkillsMatch, we map your curricular content to Emsi’s library of over 30,000 skills. This “skills map” is the engine that powers the SkillsMatch interface, enabling learners to explore your academic programs and courses at the skill level. We also deliver the mapping to you in an Excel file so you can see how in-demand labor market skills are distributed across the courses and programs that you offer.
See it in action
Join us on Wednesday (5/27) at 2pm ET / 11am PT for a webinar with Emsi product manager, Lendl Meyer. Lendl will demonstrate how institutions can use SkillsMatch to help adult learners bridge the gap between their past experience and future goals. Attendees will have a chance to ask questions at the end. Can’t make the live event? No problem. Go ahead and register now and we’ll send you a link to the recording when it’s available.
To see what the student experience is like, you can also try out a free, public version of SkillsMatch that maps to open online courses.
If you’d like to learn more about offering SkillsMatch at your institution, let us know! We’d love to show you the tool and answer any questions you have.