Recent events have pushed virtually all of higher education to move their programs online–including colleges who hadn’t planned on making that move for quite some time. This rapid shift to remote learning has highlighted some of the distinct advantages of online programs, but it has also created new challenges for those who provide advising and offer student support services.
Good partnerships between educators and industry partners are the quintessential win-win scenario. For most institutions, the question isn’t whether to pursue these partnerships, but how. To help answer this question, Emsi is hosting a masterclass webinar on Tuesday, September 24 at 2pm EDT (11am PDT) with Jeff Spain, workforce solutions senior consultant, and Scott Wegeng, director of employer engagement and experiential learning at Columbus State Community College. Don’t miss out as they share lessons they’ve learned along the way, and get into the nuts and bolts of cultivating and maintaining industry partnerships!
For many community colleges, articulating the full impact of their non-credit workforce development programs is a challenge. But now, through a research partnership with Emsi, Grand Rapids Community College has solid numbers backing up the notion that their non-credit programs are a powerful economic development engine, supplying the critical talent that many local employers are desperately looking for.
Yesterday, the Aspen Institute announced the winners of the 2019 Prize for Community College Excellence. A huge congratulations to the winners, rising stars, and finalists for their outstanding contributions to student success! With wins for Miami Dade and Indian River State, five of the past seven Aspen prize winners have been Emsi clients.
Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Columbus, Ohio, is collaborating with major employers like Honda to address the region’s advanced manufacturing skills gap. Find out how these close industry partnerships result in relevant curriculum and meaningful work experience for students, who go on to become in-demand, career-ready graduates.
When Madison’s current president, Jack E. Daniels III, arrived in 2013, he wanted to assess whether the college was fulfilling its mission to provide “open access to quality higher education.” This sparked a multi-year process of research and community engagement, culminating in a bold plan to leave their 100-yr old home in downtown Madison and build a new, fully-funded campus in south Madison by fall of 2019—a move that will bring education and opportunity to those who need it most.