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– [Man 1] Flavor Nuggets.
– [Man 2] Do you want a medium?
– How much of this is in the shot?
Hello, I’m Matthew, and today I’m talking about skills and syllabi.
In fact, I’m talking about skills plus, no…
Skills plus skillabi.
No, I’m talking about skills plus syllabi, Skillabi.
Skillabi is a brand new tool that changes the way colleges, universities and the other learning providers align their curriculum with the job market.
I should have a bottle of champagne to celebrate, but when you get a chance to have a beer at work, you take it.
So instead, I’m having Flavor Nuggets from Lumberbeard in Spokane, Washington.
Fruit, maybe a little peach in there, it’s really good.
So what’s Skillabi all about?
Well, as you might guess, it has to do with surfacing the skills in your syllabi.
Why does that matter?
I think of it like going to the grocery store.
Before you go, you need to know two things, what your family wants to eat and what you already have in the pantry.
If you don’t check that pantry before you go, you’re coming home with extra peanut butter and not enough bread or beer.
Well for colleges and universities, planning programs and curriculum can be a bit like that shopping trip.
As the market changes, you need to know what new skills to teach.
But you also need to know what skills you’re already teaching the companies still need.
In other words, what’s in the academic pantry.
We should copyright academic pantry.
– [Man 1] That’s silk.
– Skillabi helps you understand the in demand skills taught in your curriculum and the skills sought by employers that you aren’t teaching yet.
What is taught versus what is sought?
This paints an unbiased picture of where your programs are doing well and where you have an opportunity to add more value with new skills.
Plus those new skills that could take a program to the next level might already be hiding somewhere in the pantry.
We’ll check to see if they’re taught in other areas of your curriculum so that you can address skills gaps by repurposing skills in other courses, instead of having to create new curriculum from scratch.
We’re able to do all of these because Skillabi translates your curriculum from long form descriptions, like course catalogs and syllabus documents into Emsi skills, putting what the market wants and what you teach into the same language so you can quickly compare the two.
Colleges and universities are already using Skillabi to review, I don’t know why I’m saying review like that.
Colleges and universities are already using Skillabi to review the alignment of their offerings, repackage curriculum for industry partners, surface marketable skills to students and improve course descriptions and SEO.
If you’re ready to skillafy with Skillabi, send us one of your programs and we’ll show you how it works.
Thanks for joining us, bottoms up.
If you wanna learn more, go to this URL.
– [Man 2] How long do you hold?