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  • Longtime career services professional Daniel Ortego has seen his fair share of strength-finder and career exploration tools. But in June 2017, when he joined McHenry County College as coordinator of career services, he found one that distinguished itself above the rest. “In my 13 years in career services, Career Coach is the best tool I've used,” said Ortego. A number of unique features stood out...

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  • We're excited to host three presentations at the ASU+GSV Summit next week. If you are attending, we'd love to catch up! Come to one of our sessions or set up a time to chat. The post Emsi at ASU+GSV Summit appeared first on Emsi.

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  • This weekend, Emsi is headed to the Higher Learning Commission’s 2018 Annual Conference in Chicago. One reason we’re excited to be there is that accreditation, at its core, is about ensuring students receive a quality education that prepares them for post-college success—the same mission that drives much of our work at Emsi! This alignment makes Emsi a natural fit to partner with schools in the ac...

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  • In light of an ever-changing regulatory, economic, and competitive landscape, schools like Essex County College, which served over 20,000 credit and non-credit students last year at several locations in northeast New Jersey, are continuously evaluating the relevance of their programs – revamping some, scaling back others, and sometimes starting new programs from scratch. These are important decisi...

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  • Emsi’s next major research report will dive into the current state of liberal arts degrees and better explain the labor market outcomes of liberal arts grads. We’ll investigate where these graduates go on to work, what job titles they have, and how much money they make. The post Emsi to Publish Research on Liberal Arts Outcomes appeared first on Emsi.

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  • To understand the impact of defense spending changes and the flow of defense contract dollars, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation worked with Emsi to create a defense spending data visualization platform. The EDC also released research on the community's defense sector, all in hopes of strengthening the resiliency of San Diego's economy. The post Supporting San Diego’s Defens...

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  • We examined the labor market for each of these D.C.-area locations, knowing that Amazon has said talent—especially software talent—will be one of the key decision criteria. Big picture: If Amazon chooses the D.C. area for HQ2, it will absorb workers from across the metro and beyond. The post How the Three D.C. Area Labor Markets Stack Up to Other Amazon HQ2 Finalists appeared first on Emsi.

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  • How do you keep students motivated from registration day to graduation day? Tennessee’s performance-based funding places a heavy emphasis on the completion of degrees, so it’s a particularly pressing question for Pellissippi State Community College. The Knoxville, Tennessee-based college has arrived at a solution for retaining students—and part of that solution is Emsi. The post Pellissippi State ...

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  • In our latest research, Manufacturing Is Not Dead: The Rise of High-Skill, High-Wage Production Jobs, we consider domestic manufacturing’s re-emergence since the recession, and analyze the critical skills that employers need. On March 27 (2:00 pm EDT/11:00 am PDT), please join us for a webinar to discuss the report’s findings and methodology. The post New Report & Webinar: ‘Manufacturing Is Not De...

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  • Since the Great Recession, manufacturing has added one million new jobs, and job postings are up 350%. However, today's manufacturing jobs look completely different than they did 20 years ago. They require a new blend of traditional manufacturing skills and engineering skills. Which skills are in highest demand, and which pay the most? The post The Top 10 Skills Manufacturers Are Looking For, And...

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  • We recently released several exciting updates within Career Coach that will further its mission even more---to help students achieve their career goals through your school’s programs. In particular, these changes boost your ability to customize and track how users interact with Career Coach's program pages. The post New in Career Coach: Navigation, Tracking, and Contact Options for Program Page ap...

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  • Columbus State Community College collaborated with the local Honda manufacturing plant to develop the Modern Manufacturing Work-Study program. Together, Honda and Columbus State meticulously designed the rigorous academic program to equip students with the high-paying skills Honda needed. The program is based on the college’s Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology degree, and gives students the...

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  • Armed with relevant data and a willingness to explore it, the Sandbox ColLABorative and Southern New Hampshire University are fulfilling their mission to challenge the status quo and transform students’ lives. Sandbox is SNHU’s in-house consultancy and “academic R&D” unit, focused on innovation and emerging trends in education and the marketplace. Using tools from Emsi, the Sandbox team produces d...

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  • Last year the Siemens Foundation partnered with the Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program to create the Siemens-Aspen Community College STEM Award. The award is designed to "highlight the value that community colleges can provide individuals, communities, and businesses across the United States through excellent programs that prepare students for middle-skill jobs in science, technology, en...

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  • In our recent webinar, Dr. Kevin Long shared how Montgomery College (Rockville, MD) is using Alumni Insight to develop new strategic partnerships with local employers. In this post, we provide a full recording of Dr. Long’s presentation and a brief webinar guide with helpful tips on using Alumni Insight to power your own research. The post Webinar Recap: Expanding Employer Engagement With Alumni ...

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  • Labor availability—specifically how many workers are available at a certain wage range—is a huge issue for businesses looking to expand or relocate. Thus, it’s a huge issue for economic development organizations and site selection consultants working with businesses. To help answer the talent availability (and sustainability) question, we’ve launched a new report in Emsi Developer that drills into...

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  • When you think of the tech industry, you probably imagine the sunny skies of Silicon Valley. And when you think of New York City, you probably think of Wall Street, Broadway, high fashion, or Friends (or any other TV show ever made). But do you ever put tech and New York City together? No? Well, […] The post New Study Shows NYC’s Growing Tech Ecosystem Is Alive and Very Well appeared first on Emsi...

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  • 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-...

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  • Many colleges have relationships with local employers, but forming new strategic partnerships can be a challenge. Which employers should they target? How do they get employers' attention? That’s why Emsi is co-hosting a webinar on January 19 with Kevin Long, director of policy and planning at Montgomery College. The post Webinar: Expanding Employer Engagement With Alumni Insight appeared first on ...

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  • Tennessee students now have an easier time finding educational programs that prepare for in-demand jobs thanks to a new report from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). The fourth annual Labor and Education Alignment Program report, published in November, highlighted educational needs in STEM, IT, healthcare, and more.   The post Tennessee Aims to Connect Workers...

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  • Lynn Kavcsak knows too well the daunting, tedious task of tracking down career information to help students set their goals. As dean of career and employment resources at Wake Technical Community College, Kavcsak deals with a perpetual challenge: Students, whether fresh out of high school or fresh out of a job, don’t often know what career to pursue or what major to choose. And the major they end ...

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  • Emsi has been making quarterly data releases for many years now in order to keep our data up-to-date. Here's what we just released for the final quarter of 2017. Below is a list of the updated data sources we use in our Q4 2017 dataset, followed by a short discussion about methodology changes. The post US Data Release Notes, Q4, 2017 – Moving from NAICS 2012 to NAICS 2017 appeared first on Emsi.

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  • On December 6 at 2:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. PST), we’re hosting a webinar to discuss an exciting new functionality in Analyst that provides data about distance programs. This data will be especially useful for institutions considering whether to add fully online or hybrid courses to their current offerings. The post Webinar: Should We Offer This Program Online? appeared first on Emsi.

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