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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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  • Snow White biting the ruby-red apple. Woody challenging Buzz Lightyear to fly. Male cent transforming into the dragon. All of these scenes were brought to life by animators. But these days, animators produce a lot more than just kids’ cartoons. They are responsible for special effects in big-ticket action films, the vivid details in video games, and the uncanny clarity of virtual reality. The post...

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  • In Macomb County, Michigan, the manufacturing sector is centered on eight miles of Mound Road in desperate need of repair. Emsi data proved the enormous economic value of Mound Road's businesses, which support 172K jobs and $8.7 billion in salary and benefits. Data in hand, the Innovate Mound advocacy group is confident that it will receive federal funding for a cutting-edge corridor reconstructio...

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  • Last week, Career Coach on the University of Alaska's website was featured on KTVA's Workforce Wednesday as a "one-stop shop to explore potential careers, get training, and apply for jobs." The live demo illustrated how students and jobseekers can use Career Coach to take an interests assessment, explore matching careers, browse live job postings, and apply for jobs on the spot. The post Career Co...

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  • On Dec. 5 and 7, Emsi will host or take part in two webinars that will showcase new community insights from our team and how economic development professionals can use labor market data and economic indicators to tell their community’s story. The post Webinars: Five Data Points to Tell Your Community’s Story, and New Community Insights from Emsi appeared first on Emsi.

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  • Emsi is pleased to announce the addition of data related to distance offered academic programs to Analyst. This new functionality—now live for Analyst users—provides data to help institutions address whether a program should be offered at distance capacity. The post Emsi Introduces Data Related to Distance Offered Academic Programs into Analyst appeared first on Emsi.

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  • Looking at the US cities that have at least a thousand carpenters, we see a pattern: Carpenters get paid the most in areas where the cost of living is also high. Chicago, Honolulu, Anchorage, and San Francisco are especially known for being far from cheap. This makes sense, given that wages for any occupation are generally greater in costlier cities. The post Where Carpenters Get Paid the Most app...

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  • When relevancy is the name of the game, it pays to keep a finger on the pulse of your programs. That’s exactly why Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (SWTC) has developed a rigorous, data-informed review process that incorporates labor market research from Emsi to measure each program’s economic and workforce vitality—not every three years or so, but every single year. The post Annual Program R...

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  • We’ve redesigned Emsi Developer to make it easier to the find the data and reports you need, and to be able to save those reports for later. The layout is simpler. The navigation is more intuitive. And we’ve added a My Reports section—a way for you to save you favorite reports to your homepage. The post It’s Now Easier to Find the Data and Reports You Need in Emsi Developer  appeared first on Emsi...

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  • In a crowded market, where every business location decision requires a complete analysis, how can Forney, Texas, tell its story and attract the retail investment it needs to grow? For the Forney Economic Development Corporation, the answer came from a retail leakage report provided by Emsi’s consulting team. The post Forney EDC Uses Emsi Retail Leakage Report to Help Target New Businesses to Texas...

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  • Emsi is pleased to announce brand new education-level and program filters in Alumni Insight. This added functionality enables users to analyze the career outcomes associated with academic programs of various education levels, in both the regional and the national economy. We're thrilled to deliver this update, as it opens the door to a wealth of new analysis related to student outcomes. The post N...

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  • One of the most telling moments at the recent Washington Rural Jobs Summit came late in the lunch keynote address by Mark Sweeney of the site selection and economic development consulting firm McCallum Sweeney. Sweeney was describing the business of site selection—why risk-averse companies look to expand or move to new locations. Then he turned […] The post Why Rural Economic Development Is Top of...

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  • As data breaches come fast and furious, so too does the need for special analysts to counter them. And thanks to a new cybersecurity certificate program at College of Marin in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, everyone—from IT technicians seeking a skills upgrade, to college-bound computer lovers—now has the perfect opportunity to gain a valuable credential. The post College of M...

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  • On November 1, we're hosting a webinar to discuss our groundbreaking research from our new report, “Should We Offer a New Data Science Program? A New Way To Discover Program Niches.” We will discuss this data and unveil an exciting look at Emsi’s next research project. The post Webinar: “Should We Offer a Data Science Program?” appeared first on Emsi.

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  • Colorado Community College System (CCCS) colleges recently released their economic impact study by Emsi, which shows that the 13 colleges "create a significant positive impact on the business community and generate a return on investment to their major stakeholder groups—students, taxpayers, and society." The post Colorado Community Colleges Show a $5.8B Economic Impact appeared first on Emsi.

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  • By the time they graduate college, students have typically spent at least 16 years in school. They know what to expect in academia. But they have little knowledge of the workforce—especially when it comes to salary. Broward College's solution: career ladders that give students practical expectations and guide them into the labor market, bringing graduate and employer together. The post How Broward...

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