February 16, 2021 by Remie Verougstraete
For years, higher education and the labor market have spoken fundamentally different languages: colleges and universities have talked in terms of degrees, GPAs, and CIP codes while employers are primarily interested in the skills an individual has and the work they can do.
This disconnect has made it nearly impossible to achieve a clear, apples-to-apples comparison of what an institution teaches and what the market is asking for. As a result, academic leaders and staff struggle to quickly assess how curriculum aligns with the needs of learners, and confidently determine next steps to better meet those needs.
To solve this problem, Emsi created Skillabi.
Skillabi works by surfacing the work-relevant skills in the courses you offer, and showing how those skills relate to labor market demand. By using skills as a shared language, it delivers insight that is far more precise, up-to-date, and actionable than traditional approaches that rely on government taxonomies to approximate connections between programs and careers.
With Skillabi, it’s skill-to-skill instead of CIP-to-SOC.
Over the past year, we’ve piloted Skillabi with a handful of colleges and universities who are using these curricular skill insights to:
Head over to the Skillabi page to see what these skill insights look like and learn more about using them to answer mission-critical questions for your institution.
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