Eddie Rymer is not afraid to be a pioneer. The Avison Young senior vice president of enterprise solutions is making a name for himself as a SaaS-focused tenant representative and using powerful Emsi data to do it.
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.
When educators connect their institution’s mission to the needs of their regional economy, employers thrive, communities prosper, and students’ lives are transformed. In this industry partnership masterclass, Jeff Spain and Scott Wegeng of Columbus State Community College offered a behind-the-scenes look at the strategies and best practices they’ve used to develop thriving “earn and learn” partnerships with 26 leading employers in their region, including household names like Honda and Target. Watch the full recording, or jump to a specific part of the presentation using the detailed outline.
At community colleges across the country, unnecessary credits have become a problematic norm, delaying completion and costing students precious time and money in the process. The question for educators is: “How can we help students choose the right classes and graduate on time?” In this case study, see how Lee College in Baytown, TX is using Career Coach as part of a comprehensive plan to help students clarify their goals and stay on their selected pathway.
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.
As pioneers of competency based education and online learning, Western Governors University (WGU) has a reputation for student-centered innovation. In this case study, learn how Emsi is working with WGU on a new initiative to gain unprecedented insight into how their curricular content aligns with the skills employers value most.