As pioneers of competency based education and online learning, Western Governors University (WGU) has a reputation for student-centered innovation. In this case study, learn how Emsi is working with WGU on a new initiative to gain unprecedented insight into how their curricular content aligns with the skills employers value most.
Emsi is pleased to announce the rollout of new, enhanced skills data in Analyst and Developer. Historically, Job Posting Analytics and Program Market Demand reports have displayed the skills most frequently requested in employer job postings, providing a useful snapshot of the demand for those skills in the labor market. But demand is only half the equation. That’s why we’re introducing a side-by-side comparison of both demand and supply of top skills.
The newly released September job postings data brings several important updates to Emsi’s skills data that are now live in Analyst and Developer. These updates include changes to the underlying data as well as a simplified interface.
Data isn’t everything. It isn’t autonomous. But data has given Creighton University a foundation for a uniquely collaborative approach wherein marketing, admin, and faculty work together to evaluate programs and address skills gaps—an approach centered on ground-truthing the data…with real people.
As part of today’s launch, EMSI produced a briefing on potential skills gaps for middle-skill workers in the nation’s 100 largest metros. The briefing was part of lunchtime panel moderated by Walter Isaacson, president & CEO of the Aspen Institute, and featuring JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes.
Even with the almost-insatiable demand for information technology (IT) workers, historic wages and other data don’t indicate a dramatic shortage. We explore using the freshest labor market data available.