This time next week, Emsi will be headed to the UPCEA Annual Conference in Seattle, WA! We’re excited to gather with hundreds of leaders to explore how continuing, professional, and online education can best serve a rising generation of life-long learners. In the meantime, here’s a look at some of the ways Emsi supports the mission of UPCEA member institutions.
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.
Identifying marketable skills is a key step in developing effective continuing and professional education programs. And while job postings provide valuable data on what companies expect from new hires, they don’t tell us much about the skills or training workers need to advance in the jobs they already have. Alex Lowrie, Senior Director of the Center for Program Innovation at UC Davis Extension, will address this issue in our upcoming webinar: “How UC Davis is Assessing the Market for Non-Degree Programs Targeted at Career Advancers.”