Sector Mapping Tool

Sector Mapping Tool

workforce, alignment, demand data, state economy, visualization
  • Program Review
  • Workforce Training
  • External Constituencies
  • Data Warehouse
  • Institutional Research/Data Collection and Analysis
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University of Hawaii System (HI)
http://www.uhcc.hawaii.edu/OVPCC/
http://uhcc.hawaii.edu/workforce/index.php

Write in a profession to search in the box on the front page. Click on other hyper links to explore the site.

  • Institutions
  • Systems
  • State Agencies
  • Institutions
  • Systems
  • State Agencies

PURPOSE

States are notoriously blind when it comes to "seeing" the economy. In addition, little is known about the connections between academic offerings and the economic needs of the state. This tool forces discussions and makes clear the alignment or lack of alignment between the educational system and the economy of the state. In addition to higher ed connecting better to the economy, more needs to be done to connect K12 to higher ed. This site makes this connection as well.

  • To create a transparent visualization of the economic academic alignments

  • To foster better academic planning processes and decision making

  • To forge better connections with industry and academics.

  • To bring stakeholders in the state together around planning: legislature, board members, academic leaders, and private sector leaders

DESCRIPTION

This tool visualizes the entire economy of the state organized under sectors. The entire economy can be visualized and heat mapped. Overlaid on top of the heat map, one can visualize UH degree program offerings. Each stem job in the state can be highlighted. Each sector contains all the jobs in that sector. Every job in the state has a landing page and every landing page has the following info on each job: past and projected demand; salary ranges and comparison of salaries between all states for that job; degree attainment levels actually used by industry; production of degrees vs. demand in the state; skill sets, hard and soft, current companies advertising for this job by name and by county, and more. There is a cross sector search mechanism as well that is able to search across sectors.Therefore, the connection between jobs and degrees is made clear and the demand for that job can show whether education is under or over producing. One can also see high demand areas where there are no degrees being offered.

• Highly accessible data on each sector and each job in the state.
• Data is "live"
• Connects educational offerings and production with economic demand
• Creates strategic planning opportunities for campuses or systems
• Allows for a convening of mutual interest between academics, legislators, board members, and the private sector in particular

Complete visualization of the state's economy and the academic alignments with that economy in real time

RESULTS

  • The degree to which state stakeholders chose this as one source for economic data for the state

  • Degree to which academic planning is driven by this site

  • Degree to which other states begin to ask for this interface

  • Degree to which the Board uses the tool to assess program proposals and program health

• Already the Board has reviewed this tool and is moving to use it to assess the viability of program proposals
• Private sector leaders have adopted the tool as the basis for major convenings to align academic and economic priorities
• Two states have asked to purchase the interface as an addition to their EMSI data subscription

Leaders from the private and public sectors are talking about the tool and asking for repeated demonstrations seeing the promises talking

RESOURCES AND LESSONS LEARNED

• Subscription to EMSI data and API...$80K
• One admin leader with the vision
• One programmer who also has graphic design skills
• More personnel will hopefully be added to create a data visualization office

  • $80k for data subscription

  • 90k for programmer

  • Don't underestimate the need for data in the state that connects economics and academics

  • Realize that 4-year campuses resist the notion that they participate in workforce agenda

  • Lucky to have a coder and a graphic designer in one person

Continue to add more dimensions: degree search is coming as is direct links to jobs advertised...we will also need to create separate portals for students vs board members vs legislators, private sector etc

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Peter Quigley
Associate Vice President
University of Hawaii System
2327 Dole St
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: 8083518499

quigleyp@hawaii.edu

Peter Quigley
Associate Vice President
University of Hawaii System
2327 Dole St
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: 8083518499

quigleyp@hawaii.edu