Dr. Levi Thiele, Director of Research
The technological job skill needs of business and industry are continually evolving, which presents a challenge to educators and students attempting to focus on the right skills to meet these changing needs. If colleges want to attract more students and place them in jobs, there must be better alignment between program offerings and local labor market needs. One strategy to monitor current skill requirements in the workforce is to analyze employers’ job postings. Educators can use this data in the form of an evolving list of skills to focus training and curricula.