While most people are turning their attention to relaxing holidays, hot sunshine and cold drinks, the EMSI team has been busier than ever. Last month saw the largest monthly uptake for EMSI products and services since the UK-based team was officially formed early in 2012.
The need for detailed, local labour market information has never been greater and we were pleased to welcome 20 new customers last month to the growing ranks of colleges, universities and Local Enterprise Partnerships who are benefiting from EMSI’s great data and tools.
In July six new customers subscribed to Analyst to support their skills planning based on the changing nature of employment in their locality; six new customers subscribed to Career Coach to help promote their courses and support student careers advice based on local employment trends; and 14 new customers commissioned an Economic Impact Study to better understand and promote the financial impact their organisation, and the learning it delivers, has on key stakeholders.
We are passionate about helping organisations and their customers make well-informed decisions using robust evidence, and as a team have been working really hard to showcase our great data. As a result we are so excited to now be working with over 70 different organisations across the UK – 40 customers are now using Analyst, over 30 using Career Coach and approaching 40 customers have commissioned an Economic Impact Study since the launch of the updated model at the end of 2012. EMSI is now supporting nearly one third of all Further Education Colleges in England.
We won’t be stopping there however. We are keen to continue to broaden our support to the UK’s skills and economic development arenas and have exciting plans afoot to continue to grow usage of our data and expertise. Over the next few months we will be present at a series of events, including the Association of Colleges Annual Conference and the College Marketing Network conference. In addition, we will be hosting a series of regional user groups in the coming months and hope to be running another series of LMI masterclasses through the City & Guilds Advance project.
Keep an eye on the blog for announcements about our upcoming events and please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to find out more about how we can support your organisation.