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Using Real Time LMI in Decision Making Across the College – a workshop for administrators, research & career staff

April 29, 2014 @ 8:30am - 3:45pm

Using Real Time LMI in Decision Making Across the College – a workshop for administrators, research & career staff
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014. 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM


Mt. Wachusett Community College, Gardner Campus

444 Green Street, Gardner MA



WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Community College Administrators; Institutional Research; Academic Planning; Project Managers; Advising staff; Career Counseling and Development and anyone interested in learning more about this powerful data.


WHY: Facilitated by Jobs for the Future staff, this all day, in-depth training will focus on the value of real time labor market information (RT LMI), through tools like Help Wanted Online, and explore ways to leverage this data to impact college services.  JFF has helped to launch and integrate this tool at community colleges.  Their in-depth, hands-on training session will help make the most of this powerful data. This workshop will have personalized, hands-on working sessions. Bring your laptop and username/password for your college’s HWOL account. Join us for this valuable training. Space is limited and registration is required.  Reserve your space online today!



8.30am – 9.15am  Breakfast & Registration

9.15am – 9.30am Welcome

9.30am – 9:45am LMI – How can it be used for better decision-making?  Mary Wright, Program Director, Jobs for the Future

9:45am – 10:45am LMI – What are the tools and how to best apply them. Jeremy Kelley, Senior Project Manager, Jobs for the Future

11.00am -12.00pm Practical Applications & Lessons Learned from the Front-Lines of Real-Time LMI

•         Michael Bettersworth, Associate Vice Chancellor

•         Isabel Weeden, Risk Analyst

•         Texas State Technical College System

•         Edgar Padilla, Director of Career Services, Texas State Technical College Waco

12.00pm -12.30pm Lunch

12.30pm -1.00pm Why is LMI Important? – Putting theory into practice – from the Bay State.  Beth Ashman, Workforce Research Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education


1.30pm – 2.30pm  Choosing a focus – Attendees will choose one of the following and use HWOL to address the topic.

•         Program Selection

•         Curriculum Alignment

•         Employer Engagement

•         Student Counseling

2.30pm – 3.30pm Creating a strategy – Colleges will meet together to outline a plan to address their needs

3.30pm – 3.45pm Next steps

3:45pm Adjourn – JFF staff will be available after the session to answer any additional questions


April 29, 2014
8:30am - 3:45pm
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Mt. Wachusett Community College, Gardner Campus