Western Governors University (WGU) has announced a partnership with Emsi that utilizes the Open Skills Library to power their groundbreaking skills architecture initiative. Together, WGU and Emsi are using the common language of skills to help connect students, educators, and employers. Read the full press release to learn more!
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In the latest sign of a tight labor market, Amazon made headlines again by hosting a nation-wide career day event to help fill 30,000 open jobs. For educators, news like this raises a familiar question: “Are our students and adult learners prepared to seize these opportunities and thrive in these roles?” You may not have an Amazon facility in your backyard, but most institutions have at least one major employer in their region that drives prosperity by offering quality jobs and opportunity for advancement. So, using Amazon as an example, let’s look at how a college or university might identify the needs of a major employer, and use that data to proactively pursue a strategic partnership.
Talking about the labor market just got easier with the release of Emsi Skills, a new open-access skills library. Read the full press release and find out how you can explore and interact with this new common language that connects people, education and employers.
This month, Perkins V went into effect. The latest version of the law requires a comprehensive local needs assessment to ensure CTE programs are aligned with local labor market needs. Learn how Emsi’s suite of software and consulting solutions provide objective, third-party data to answer your institution’s unique questions, including those tied directly to Perkins V.
Emsi’s new GoRecruit alumni employment outcomes data is now available as a part of Ruffalo Noel Levitz’s enrollment growth consulting services. Through the partnership, RNL will incorporate student employment outcomes into their enrollment marketing and recruitment strategies as they work with colleges and universities to grow enrollment.
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.