Israel Dominguez, director of economic and workforce development, had the gut feeling that liberal arts students possess skills that prepare them for a variety of careers beyond the academic world. He knew he had worked with many professionals in areas such as sales, marketing, or public relations who also hailed from a liberal arts background. But what could mere stories prove?
In a new joint research project from Emsi and the National Retail Federation, we dive into how retail jobs prepare workers for careers in computers and technology. Specifically, we analyze which retail skills transfer to tech jobs and how retail experience helps tech workers get promoted faster.
With Emsi’s Job Posting Analytics, you can understand the skills, job titles, and education level that employers are asking for in your community. This insight can provide you with valuable information on what businesses need today, and how you can help them. Watch this quick video to see how you can leverage real-time data in your community.
From its State of the Sector reports to the creation of an employer-driven education program called GNOu, Greater New Orleans, Inc. is a model for how economic development organizations can develop and market their workforce.
WSJ published a new report using Emsi’s profile analytics originally featured in our 2018 analysis, “Robot Ready: Human+ Skills for the Future of Work.” Here’s the key takeaway: Liberal arts grads show better (much better) outcomes than they typically get credit for. Not only do these grads land good careers, they also show greater versatility in the job market than STEM majors do. And while they may not earn as much as STEM grads immediately, their earning potential does grow over the course of their careers.
Emsi will be at Inside Higher Ed’s three-day summit, The Future of Public Higher Ed, July 8-10, in Baltimore, MD. Rob Sentz, Emsi’s chief innovation officer, will be speaking on “Attracting Students in a Crowded Market: How Community Colleges Are Reversing Enrollment Declines and Growing Their Numbers.”
Emsi is delighted to announce the addition of its newest advisory board member, Stephen Goldsmith. We sat down with him to talk about data, governance, community leadership, and smart solutions to the challenges cities will face in the coming decades.