October 5, 2020 by Remie Verougstraete
Last week, Education Design Lab (EDL) announced the inaugural Community College Growth Engine Fund cohort. Each of the six institutions selected will receive $100,000 and extensive hands-on support from EDL to implement a micro-pathways project that connects low-wage and unemployed workers to work-relevant credentials, leading to quality employment opportunities. Read the full press release to learn more.
As a data partner, Emsi is proud to support the mission and work of Education Design Lab. Kelly Ryan Bailey, director of Emsi open skills, also serves on the advisory board for EDL, and recently sat down with Chike Aguh, head of economic mobility micro-pathways at EDL, to learn more about how the Community College Growth Engine Fund will expand opportunity and employment for over 4,000 learners.
Emsi is honored to already work with five of the six recipients (and several CUNY colleges) by providing labor market data to inform program decisions and help students launch successful careers. If you’d like to learn more about using Emsi skills data at your institution, let us know! We’d love to learn more about the work you’re doing and explore how our data can help.