Higher EducationPreparing students for the real world includes readying them for the job market. Our products help educators track demand, align programs with what employers need, and give students a roadmap to a satisfying career.
Paths for Success
Parents and students make decisions about higher education based on what they want to happen after graduation, as well as before. Burning Glass products and applied research allow educators to understand the skills the labor market demands in real time, guiding decisions about programs. We also provide products that help students navigate the workforce for the first time, matching their skills and interests with pathways that lead to a rewarding career.
New Product: Program Insight™
Developing the right academic programs is more important than ever. Program Insight™ is the first one-stop software solution to combine a tested program development process with all the necessary data to ensure success.
Previously, program validation—the process of assessing proposed programs—has required dedicated research teams or consultants. Program Insight combines Burning Glass’ database of real-time job postings with data from multiple other sources, like the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IPEDS. The easy-to-use software walks educators through a step-by-step process to assess market needs, scope out the competition, understand the latest skills in demand, and gauge students’ job prospects. Program Insight gives every learning provider the tools to assess a program’s potential for success—and convince trustees, accreditors, and potential students that the institution can deliver.
Labor Insight ™
When educators across the world want in-depth analysis of their local labor market, they turn to Labor Insight, the leading tool for real-time labor market information. Using innovative artificial intelligence technology, Burning Glass has developed a patented approach to mining data from job postings, digging below job titles and keywords to capture detailed information on the job market based on specific skills, credentials, and locations.
Covering more than 40,000 sources daily, Labor Insight is used to guide decision making at colleges and technical schools across the country. Administrators and institutional research teams turn to Labor Insight to keep watch on the job market, identify opportunities for expansion, inform strategic planning, and understand what employers need.
Every student eventually faces the same questions about a career: What jobs are available? What courses do I need to take in order to land my dream job? Is there a future in the occupation that interests me?
Drawing from Burning Glass’s unparalleled real-time job market information, the Focus suite enables students to find the most effective educational path for career advancement, identify the jobs that will make the best use of their skills, and apply to them. We’ve analyzed millions of real-life career transitions and use that learning to provide career roadmaps that can help students make choices about their future.
See How Educators Use Burning Glass Data
This Wall Street Journal story profiles colleges that are using real-time labor data in their decision making.
The Chronicle of Higher Education examines how community colleges, particularly the Kentucky Community and Technical College system, are using job posting data to deal with a changing marketplace.