WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has partnered with Emsi, a labor market analytics firm, to propel online education initiatives forward, especially during the pandemic.
Through the partnership, Saint Mary’s will work with Emsi to further existing online program strategic plans, helping to ensure Saint Mary’s leadership is using up-to-date workforce data in decision-making. In particular, Emsi will provide Saint Mary’s with information on the skillsets employers in Minnesota (and around the nation) are seeking, to better understand how today’s students can be served in the current economy.
“Over the past few months, this global pandemic has exacted a tremendous toll on the people, families, and businesses in our communities. One challenge many of our students and their parents face on a day-to-day basis is that COVID-19 has fundamentally altered the U.S. economy. Many have lost or are in danger of losing their jobs or businesses,” said Andrea Carroll-Glover, vice provost for online strategy and programs. “Partnering with Emsi is just one of the many initiatives Saint Mary’s is pursuing to more effectively serve our students in crisis.”
As a Lasallian Catholic university, Saint Mary’s prepares students for ethical lives of service and leadership. Training students who are well-prepared for the workforce has long been a key part of Saint Mary’s vision, and the university has recently taken steps to reaffirm that commitment.
Emsi is a labor market analytics firm that has helped university leaders make data-driven decisions since 2006. More than 400 institutions nationwide rely on Emsi to better understand the needs of their local economy and position their students with the skills needed for successful careers post-graduation. Emsi maintains offices in Dallas, Texas, the United Kingdom, and a home office located in the rolling hills of Northern Idaho’s Palouse region. For more information, visit economicmodeling.com.