Medical device manufacturers in the US are shifting into overdrive to battle COVID-19. These manufacturers supply the tools that medical professionals and hospitals need both at home and around the globe, and play a crucial role in fighting the disease. In this analysis, we examine electromedical manufacturing, the critical sub-field of medical manufacturing that produces these ventilators, respiratory devices, and other equipment.
As employees seek the advantages of flexibility and lower commuting costs, working remotely has become a more and more popular option over the years. The COVID-19 crisis will result in multiple labor market shifts, but one could argue that the most immediate and massive swing has been to the prevalence of working from home. So, let’s explore the five things you should know about remote work, and talk a little bit about where it might be headed.
A new report by Strada and Emsi aims to revolutionize the way we think about skills, work, and education.
Sierra College uses Career Coach to implement guided pathways, an educational model that promotes on-time graduation and career readiness by immersing students in career discussion from day one. The college has integrated administration, staff, and faculty into the career-counseling infrastructure, so that in addition to formal career and academic planning, students have a host of informal advisers to assist them whenever the subject arises.
How do you turn raw data into a compelling narrative that highlights the best your community has to offer? Just ask Jamie Loyd. As vice president for economic development at Columbus Technical College in Columbus, Georgia, Loyd sees himself first and foremost as an advocate for CTC’s service region. “In order to promote economic growth and attract new businesses, our college serves as the primary hub for regional workforce development,” Loyd says.
For many community colleges, articulating the full impact of their non-credit workforce development programs is a challenge. But now, through a research partnership with Emsi, Grand Rapids Community College has solid numbers backing up the notion that their non-credit programs are a powerful economic development engine, supplying the critical talent that many local employers are desperately looking for.