The COVID-19 crisis and ensuing economic shutdown are like a tsunami. Right now, we’re all trapped in our houses, but sooner or later the water will recede and we’ll be cleaning up a huge mess. How can you be ready? Let’s give people hope and prepare ourselves to make smart decisions for that time!
Online programs present an exciting opportunity for institutions to expand their reach and serve new markets. But they also raise unique questions when it comes to program alignment, employer engagement, and how to focus marketing efforts. To help your institution answer these questions, Emsi hosted a webinar with Aaron King, Program Director at the University of Florida’s Office of Distance Learning. King shared how his team uses a blend of traditional and real-time labor market data to guide program development, employer engagement, and marketing strategy.
Emsi economist Dr. Aaron Olanie recently hosted a webinar with Alex Lowrie, senior director for program innovation at UC Davis Extension. Lowrie gave a valuable, behind-the-scenes look at how he uses labor market data to evaluate program proposals aimed at career advancers. In particular, he highlighted the importance of going beyond job postings by looking at alumni profiles to understand skill gaps in the current workforce. In this post we summarize a few of the key takeaways and provide a recording of the webinar.
Last Thursday we presented a webinar on the new Employer Portal, for Career Coach. Luke Jankovic (executive VP of higher ed) and Jason Oliveira (product designer) demonstrated how this new feature can help colleges and universities connect their students to great jobs. The webinar concluded with a good time of Q&A, and we received a number of insightful questions (and suggestions!) from attendees. In this post, we recap a few of the main questions that came up and share a recording of the full webinar.