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Higher Ed Leaders Collaborate for Workforce Development Innovation

By Marc Cooper July 10, 2017 and Viridis Learning hosted their first Higher Ed for Workforce Development Meeting on June 23 in San Francisco. In attendance were innovative leaders looking for ways to make transformative change at their community colleges and in their local economy.

At the forum, the council shared ideas on how Institutions of Higher Ed can utilize existing data systems to more effectively connect students to recommended pathways and employment. Together and Viridis Learning create an “Accountability Data Tracking System” effectively helping students stay on their recommended pathway, measuring and reporting student outcomes, as well as the economic impact of such educational investments.

“[The Viridis Platform] is like a game, it keeps students motivated. With the Skills Passport in hand, as it becomes more robust, they move from level to level. And they know what’s at the end of the game: Jobs, possibilities, and good salaries” said Rocky J. Cifone Dean from Pasadena City College.

An interactive student-advisor demo was shared along with current success stories from colleges who are currently using the platform.

“I felt very fortunate to be engaged with a group of distinguished professionals who discussed current college pain points with solutions; because of this I’m confident the Accountability Data Tracking System will continue to have positive results” explained Randy Morales LEAP Project Manager from Cerritos College. and Viridis Learning are excited to host the next meeting this Fall in Washington, DC.