As of last Friday, it’s official: Skill-based hiring practices are the new normal at the nation’s largest employer (the federal government). On June 26, President Trump signed an executive order implementing “merit-based reforms that will replace degree-based hiring with skills- and competency-based hiring.” In this post, we’ll consider what this means for higher education and how a common skills language can help connect students, educators, and employers.
While COVID-19 may have accelerated the need to adapt, many of the changes that institutions are grappling with today connect to long-term shifts that predate the pandemic. In this post, we look at five of those long-term trends and consider how the new SkillsMatch platform enables institutions to adapt and respond with a personalized, skill-based approach to student engagement.
As COVID-19 accelerates the shift towards education that is skill-specific and work-relevant, 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. In this webinar, Emsi product manager, Lendl Meyer demonstrates how institutions can use SkillsMatch to engage current and prospective learners with skill-based recommendations for education and work.
In a recent article highlighting the economic dimension of town-gown relations, the Wall Street Journal used Emsi’s economic impact model to answer the question: “How would a college town’s economic activity change if the local university did not exist?” In this post, we take a deeper look at the impact analysis behind the story.
Recent survey data from Strada Education Network demonstrates that Americans increasingly prioritize education that is skill-specific and work-relevant. In this period of disruptive transformation, institutions that adapt to these evolving trends will have the best chance of maintaining strong enrollment. That’s why we created SkillsMatch – a powerful new way to help lifelong learners identify and fill skill gaps so they can achieve their goals.
In recent weeks, there has been no shortage of pundits and experts weighing in on the impacts of COVID-19. But new data from Strada Education Network’s nationally representative survey gives voice to the perspective of everyday Americans on how the pandemic is affecting their lives, especially in regards to work and education. In this post, we’ll look at highlights from the survey findings and suggest resources to help put these insights into action.