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.
This week, Emsi is headed to the 2019 Eduventures Summit in Boston (June 5-7)! We’re excited to be sharing some of our research and data at two lunch break sessions (including one with our good friends at the Strada Education Network). Check out the summaries below and register to join us. If you’ll be in Boston too and would like to connect, let us know!
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.
We’re excited to host two presentations at next week’s ASU + GSV summit (April 8-10)! If you’re attending, we’d love to connect. Come to one of our sessions and say hello, or email Rob Sentz to set up a time to chat. We’d love to learn more about who you are, what you do, and how our data can help further your mission.
Before I joined Emsi, I worked for four years at a large public university writing content for undergraduate recruitment materials. In this post, I’ll talk about why I needed GoRecruit and how it can be a game changer for higher ed content writers.