A few years ago, we published an article on the top states where the top-earning welders make the most money: which states boast the highest welder salaries? How much do welders make per hour in each state? The original version of our article turned out to be so popular, we decided to review the data and update it. Plus, with many people returning to higher education to upskill or change their field of work due to current economic upheavals, it’s good to remember that it doesn’t always take a four-year degree to land a good career and comfortable income.
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.
Israel Dominguez, director of economic and workforce development, had the gut feeling that liberal arts students possess skills that prepare them for a variety of careers beyond the academic world. He knew he had worked with many professionals in areas such as sales, marketing, or public relations who also hailed from a liberal arts background. But what could mere stories prove?
As participants in Complete College America’s ‘Purpose First’ initiative, the Community College System of New Hampshire is combining Career Coach and innovative academic programs to help students discover and prepare for meaningful careers. We spoke with Dr. Ross Gittell, chancellor of the CCSNH, to learn about the early results they are seeing and how they plan to expand their work in the future.
This weekend, Emsi is headed to the AACC convention in Orlando, FL! We’re excited to spend time with over 2,000 community college leaders, sharing best practices and exploring how data can help institutions make good decisions that drive student success. If you’ll be there too, please let us know. We’d love to connect!
As a Pathways school, Prince George’s Community College works hard to ensure that students’ academic experience in the classroom translates into professional success in the workforce. To achieve this, they are using Emsi’s Program Demand Gap Analysis to align their programs with good, high-demand jobs in the regional economy.