Collaboration Empowers Colleges and Universities to Align Career Services with Workforce Demands
Arlington, VA—June 7, 2017—To help higher education institutions best prepare their students for the workforce demands of today’s job market, Symplicity, the leading employability platform for higher education, and Burning Glass Technologies, the industry leader in labor market insights, today announced a strategic partnership to benefit students and alumni seeking jobs.
Together, Symplicity and Burning Glass will give higher education institutions new options for empowering students and alumni with the information and tools they need to achieve successful career outcomes. Along with Symplicity’s unparalleled access to employers, career growth and development resources, colleges and universities can also opt to provide Burning Glass job market data to help students and alumni understand their career options, job growth opportunities and salary potential. For Symplicity clients who add Burning Glass services, the partnership delivers comprehensive, real-time data about labor market demands and career trends to help guide decisions about academic programs and career services.
“There is a critical need for higher education institutions to connect academic and career services strategies to ensure students are ready to enter and evolve with our global, connected economy,” said Matthew Small, Symplicity president and CEO. “Beyond access to employers and career resources, this effort takes real-time data. Symplicity and Burning Glass together will inform critical decisions to help institutions shape our next generation of workers.”
“Employability is one of the greatest challenges facing higher education,” said Matthew Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass Technologies. “Our partnership with Symplicity ensures that higher education institutions have seamless access to powerful data-driven platforms to align academic programs with what employers need, and to help students connect and succeed in the job market.”
About Symplicity Corporation
Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Arlington, VA, Symplicity is the market leader of student employability solutions. More than 400,000 active recruiters utilize the Company’s on-campus recruiting platform to leverage the largest higher education job network in the U.S. and recruit students and alumni for entry-level jobs.
About Burning Glass Technologies
Burning Glass Technologies delivers job market analytics that empower employers, workers, and educators to make data-driven decisions. The company's artificial intelligence technology analyzes hundreds of millions of job postings and real-life career transitions to provide insight into labor market patterns. This real-time strategic intelligence offers crucial insights, such as which jobs are most in demand, the specific skills employers need, and the career directions that offer the highest potential for workers. For more information, visit burning-glass.com.