Webinar Recap: Keeping You Informed and Adaptive

April 23, 2020 by Remie Verougstraete

Webinar Recap: Keeping You Informed and Adaptive

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While much remains uncertain about the long-term economic impacts of COVID-19, we can be confident that colleges and universities will have a crucial role to play in their community’s resilience and recovery. But, like the students they serve, institutions must also adjust to new economic realities. This webinar will go over the particular need there will be for programs that align with emerging needs in the labor market, address teaching in-demand skills, and help new students or re-engaged alumni make successful career pivots.

To help colleges and universities think about how to prepare for the opportunities ahead, Emsi hosted a webinar with Luke Jankovic (EVP of Higher Education) and Dr. Stuart Muller (Sr. Higher Education Consultant).

See the full webinar outline below, watch the recording, or download the slides to learn more.


  • Overview of agenda – 0:42

  • Important qualification (our perspective) – 2:32

What now?

  • National job posting activity – 3:12

  • Companies that are growing  – 5:06

  • Companies that are slowing – 6:25

  • Occupations that are growing – 7:15

  • Occupations that are slowing – 8:14

  • National skill trends – 9:04

  • Overview of free Regional Impact Report11:11

What next?

  • Possible trajectories for recovery – 12:28

  • Emsi response to the impact of COVID-19 on economic data – 16:48

  • Preparing to serve lifelong learners (current trends) – 23:01

  • Optimizing for adaptability – 28:17

    • Suggestion 1: Inventory the skills taught in your curriculum – 28:55

    • Suggestion 2: Bundle existing content into targeted offerings – 30:10

    • Suggestion 3: Make course content “skill searchable” for students and staff – 30:57

  • Preview of Skillabi (tool for identifying skills in curriculum) – 32:35

  • Other ways to leverage skills data in Analyst – 38:49

  • Prototype preview: Skill-based curriculum analytics – 39:23

  • Prototype preview: Comparing sought skills vs. taught skills – 40:01




See other resources to help your institution respond to COVID-19. If you have questions about this webinar or would like additional insight, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you and explore how we can help.