Build a thriving economic ecosystem. Continuing the research that we first presented in The New Geography of Skills, we now show how speaking the common language of skills can bring educators, companies, and workforce/economic developers together to address the talent needs of a specific region or industry. By combining broad labor market data with more nuanced skills cluster data, we provide a snapshot of the existing strengths—and the shifting landscape—of a key regional industry and demonstrate how this data can inform local talent strategies.
Please join us on Tuesday, December 3rd at 2pm ET (11am PT) for “How to Use Your Alumni Outcomes Data to Engage More Students,” a webinar co-hosted by Emsi and Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL). We’ll discuss the importance of knowing—and showing—your alumni’s employment outcomes when interacting with prospective students and parents. Attendees will learn strategies for effectively leveraging this information in campaigns, and best practices from institutions that are using alumni outcomes to prove ROI.
This week, we launched a new-and-improved methodology for collecting hires data. This update gives you even better context for understanding job posting activity in your region. Check out this post to learn more and see how these changes will help you make better data-driven decisions.
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.
When educators connect their institution’s mission to the needs of their regional economy, employers thrive, communities prosper, and students’ lives are transformed. In this industry partnership masterclass, Jeff Spain and Scott Wegeng of Columbus State Community College offered a behind-the-scenes look at the strategies and best practices they’ve used to develop thriving “earn and learn” partnerships with 26 leading employers in their region, including household names like Honda and Target. Watch the full recording, or jump to a specific part of the presentation using the detailed outline.
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.