Jeff Lynn, vice chancellor of workforce and economic development at the Alabama Community College System, has used data to crush a number of victories for Alabama: 1) Implementing an MSSC program to support Alabama’s manufacturing industry, state-wide; 2) Gaining approval for a new $21M advanced manufacturing training center in Mobile; 3) Winning Alabama’s bid for Mazda-Toyota’s new automobile manufacturing plant; 4) Inspiring board members to create data-driven strategies that prosper their communities.
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.
With Emsi’s Job Posting Analytics, you can understand the skills, job titles, and education level that employers are asking for in your community. This insight can provide you with valuable information on what businesses need today, and how you can help them. Watch this quick video to see how you can leverage real-time data in your community.
Identifying how skills transfer from one job to another can be a difficult task. Luckily Emsi has an easy-to-use report that can help you identify transferable skills to guide jobseekers on available jobs, training opportunities, and their pathway to a lasting career.
As a workforce development professional, understanding in-demand occupations in your region is of paramount importance for how you train jobseekers. Luckily, Emsi has built an occupation report that helps workforce development boards pull in-demand occupations with flexibility, ease, and understanding.
Do you know how your metro area stacks up on the percentage of remote workers, housing vacancies, and share of foreign-born population? The American Community Survey is a great resource to find this data, and Emsi is pleased to bring community indicators from ACS into Emsi Developer, our labor analytics platform for economic and workforce development.