No one knows your programs (and the jobs they prepare students for) quite like you do. That’s why Analyst allows you to customize CIP-SOC mappings, adding or removing occupations to ensure that your reports accurately reflect the career pathways that are relevant for your programs’ graduates. And now, it’s easier than ever to manage and share these mappings across teams! Read the update here and check out the video walkthrough to learn more.
While expanding online programs can be an effective way to serve more students and boost enrollment, informed decision-making is crucial for strategic, sustainable growth. In this case study, see how the University of Florida Office of Distance Learning (ODL) is using labor market data from Analyst to discover new program opportunities, forecast demand, focus marketing efforts, and more.
Location quotient (LQ) is a way of discovering the industries or occupations that are truly unique and specialized in your regional economy as compared to the nation. It can be used to identify industrial or occupational gems that can be nurtured to drive the success of your economy.
Despite a challenging enrollment environment across the country, Waubonsee Community College (WCC) is thriving by prioritizing data-driven program development. In 2018, WCC made Toni Ford the college’s first full time Program Development Coordinator. Learn how Ford’s team is using labor market data to identify high-wage, high-growth jobs and create programs that set students up for success.
Do your graduates have work opportunities waiting for them post-graduation? As students consider which program to enroll in, they want to know they’ve picked one that will give them valuable skills and lead to high-wage, in-demand jobs. That’s why it’s important for educators to begin with the end in mind when reviewing existing programs or developing new ones. Aligning programs with target occupations that are projected to grow in your region can help you offer students a high-ROI education that equips them to accomplish their career goals.
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.