Upskilling Rhode Island
July 15, 2020

This webinar, based on NEBHE’s recent white paper, focused upon real-time labor-market data and consumer insights data from Strada Education Network to highlight successes, challenges and opportunities for upskilling in Rhode Island. Additionally, a robust panel discussion will illuminate effective upskilling programs, namely those established by the Westerly Education Center in Rhode Island.

Introduction to Packback: NEBHE’s Newest Initiative for Engaging Online Courses
July 14, 2020

New England is home to a large number of fast-growing, high-skill industries with jobs that require a postsecondary credential. Effective models of education and training are needed to meet labor market demands, overcome employer-reported skills shortages, and satisfy workers’ desire for additional training. Consequently, the region’s businesses need to make upskilling programs available to employees to improve skills matching, retention and work productivity. The successful implementation of upskilling programs will require greater collaboration and alignment between New England’s educators and employers.

Upskilling Vermont: Bridging the Gaps Between Educators and Employers
July 7, 2020

New England is home to a large number of fast-growing, high-skill industries with jobs that require a postsecondary credential. Effective models of education and training are needed to meet labor market demands, overcome employer-reported skills shortages, and satisfy workers’ desire for additional training. Consequently, the region’s businesses need to make upskilling programs available to employees to improve skills matching, retention and work productivity. The successful implementation of upskilling programs will require greater collaboration and alignment between New England’s educators and employers.

Leveraging OER During COVID-19
June 22, 2020

OER not only saves students substantial out-of-pocket costs, but, in our current climate, they also offer significant advantages to help protect the health and well-being of students, particularly those who depend on traditional campus services, such as the library, or share physical resources with their classmates for access to their required learning materials.

Career Connections in the Age of Coronavirus: What’s Lost, What’s Gained and What’s Ahead
June 18, 2020

The New England economy continues to reel from the effects of COVID-19. Jobs have been lost at a rate not seen since the Great Depression, particularly in the service and hospitality industries. Some economists believe that these losses will be temporary, but others project that the new normal will usher in an era of increased automation and hybridization of jobs, and that some jobs will be lost forever. Career development is more critical to higher education than ever before to help students successfully launch their careers.

Behind the Scenes: How Colleges Are Managing Enrollments During COVID-19
April 22, 2020

The COVID-19 epidemic has caused a major upheaval in all areas of life, including higher education. Colleges and universities are navigating a new world of uncertainty in determining their fall admissions and enrollment. Meanwhile, school counselors, and prospective college students and their parents are wondering when they will get answers from college admissions offices about what September will bring. In this live webinar two college admissions officers will give school counselors, parents and prospective students insight into what’s happening on their campuses, and why it’s taking some time to provide answers. They will describe how they’re considering different scenarios as they work to ensure a successful academic year.

New England Postsecondary Admissions in the Age of COVID-19
April 14, 2020

Many New England institutions faced recruitment and revenue concerns-before a global pandemic emptied campuses and upended planned admissions strategies. Facing additional uncertainty for the coming fall, institutions are seeking further information on how to best respond to these challenges. The briefing will feature insights from Maguire Associates’ March 2020 national survey of impact of the pandemic on prospective parents and students’ college choice process and their thoughts on how enrollment operations can be most helpful to them. The session will provide tailored findings for leaders of public and independent institutions in all six New England states.