Three EMSI Webinars: Data 101; Careers and College Websites; and Input-Output Modeling

December 6, 2011 by Emsi Burning Glass

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On Dec. 13, 14, and 15, EMSI will host three webinars. Each will be at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Pacific.

1. Tuesday, Dec. 13: Labor Market Data 101

We live in a world of “big data.” And when it comes to jobs and the economy, it’s hard to think of any data bigger than labor market data. But what exactly is it and how can we use it? Let’s say you’ve already worked with it. You know how challenging the data is to collect, understand and present, plus it is often incomplete and outdated. So what can you do?

Join us to find out. We’ll discuss the key points you need to know about how you can use the data in a wide variety of educational, workforce, human resources, and economic development activities.

Here are some questions we’ll answer during the presentation:

  • What are we actually talking about when we say “Labor Market Data”?

  • Who collects it and how?

  • What are industries?

  • What are occupations?

  • What are demographics?

  • Why is understanding this data important?

  • What can you do with it?

Please contact Andrew Postell ( to register or call 208.883.3500.


2. Wednesday, Dec. 14: Does your college’s website help students understand how your programs prepare them for careers?

Students say that being able to find quality information on a college website is key for the enrollment decision. And with so much interest and scrutiny on jobs and the economy – students want to know how the education and training that colleges provide lead to good jobs.

EMSI will discuss how to get this good, local career information on the college website and how to make sure current and potential students can access, understand, and use this data to make smarter enrollment decisions at your college.

Here are some of the questions we will answer:

  • What data should students consider?

  • Where does the data come from?

  • How can you get it on your website?

  • How can we associate careers to your education and training programs?

  • How can this data support outreach and marketing?

Please contact Larson Hicks ( to sign up or call 208.883.3500.


3. Thursday, Dec. 15: Input-Output Modeling — How Regular Folks Can Use it

Dr. Hank Robison, EMSI Founder and Chief Economist, and CEO Andrew Crapuchettes will discuss the basics of input-output (IO), conduct an in-depth demonstration of EMSI’s latest model, and introduce of EMSI’s new social accounting matrix, a powerful analysis framework that will help workforce and economic development professionals  determine job impacts by industry, occupation, or demographic.

Here is a quick overview:

  • A quick history lesson on IO

  • Demonstration of real-world scenarios using input-output

  • A description of EMSI’s latest model and how folks without an economics background can use it

  • An overview of the SAM (social accounting matrix) and why it is so helpful

Please contact Penny Rench ( to register or call 208.883.3500.