Regional Skill Shapes for the New Learning Ecosystem
Strada Institute for the Future of Work, in partnership with Emsi, introduces the concept of skill shapes: a real-time analysis of the labor market that looks at the unique skill demands associated with specific career fields, regions, and individuals. Skill shapes provide a concrete method any region can use to identify local talent gaps for any industry and calibrate learning pathways to fill them.
Strada hopes insights from this report prompt employers, educators, and state and regional leaders to embrace this approach so that they might educate and train workers more effectively.
“A better understanding of skill shapes empowers stakeholders to design “precision education”—learning programs that are personalized, aligned with regional workforce demands, and efficiently designed to help learners keep pace with rapidly evolving skill demands.”