Recent economic unrest has caused many people to rethink career paths and education choices. But even before the Great Recession began, substantial shifts were starting to occur in national college completions.
Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville, Mich., contributed $86.7 million in added income to the south central Michigan economy in FY 2009, according to new EMSI impact study. GOCC released details of the study, which highlighted the higher earnings for students and increased output of businesses as a result of the college.
A familiar story is unfolding in nearly every state. Most legislatures are currently in session, and lawmakers are agonizing over cuts to state education budgets. By now politicians are well versed in anecdotal evidence on the importance of investing in education — from early development classes through college. But what about definitive numbers on the […]
Gary Mallon and his colleagues at Greater Spokane Incorporated focus their economic development and chamber of commerce efforts not just in Spokane and Eastern Washington but also throughout a extended region that includes North Idaho. When it comes to searching through the diverse area for available, highly-trained workers—a “core asset” to the region, according to […]
In this EMSI video, Josh Wright and Josh Stevenson walk through the new updates to two of our web-based tools — Career Pathways, which is dedicated to skills and career exploration, and Educational Analyst, which helps planners assess training programs. These changes include a smoother, more user-friendly interface for analyzing re-employment scenarios, looking at occupation […]
In southeastern Wisconsin, the methods and strategies that have been used in workforce development for years are changing. By emphasizing skills-based training rather than educational attainment, a cross-section of groups is seeking to put businesses, educators, and jobseekers on the same page. Click here for the case study in PDF format RWA Looks at Demand-Side […]