Both employers and job seekers want to be efficient in the hiring process, and skills data helps them do it. With a clearer definition of a job, the needs of employers and the abilities of workers can be better matched in the job market. Furthermore, the likely transitions of workers and the education needed to make those transitions become clearer when using skills.
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.
Dream Catcher helps students discover their purpose and align it with the most appropriate career path. Learn how the interactive curriculum uses Emsi’s API to pipe up-to-date labor market data directly into the program’s interface.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve added some exciting features to Career Coach that add value for users and site administrators alike. In this post, we look at some of the highlights.
Longtime career services professional Daniel Ortego has seen his fair share of strength-finder and career exploration tools. But in June 2017, when he joined McHenry County College as coordinator of career services, he found one that distinguished itself above the rest. “In my 13 years in career services, Career Coach is the best tool I’ve used,” said Ortego. A number of unique features stood out, including Career Coach’s regularly updated job opening and wage data, which is tailored to MCC’s region. But the real strength of the tool is how it combines this in-depth career data with speed and ease of use.
By the time they graduate college, students have typically spent at least 16 years in school. They know what to expect in academia. But they have little knowledge of the workforce—especially when it comes to salary. Broward College’s solution: career ladders that give students practical expectations and guide them into the labor market, bringing graduate and employer together.