The NSW Department of Industry is responsible for ensuring the state has the highly skilled workforce it needs to prosper.
Traditional ways of thinking about the way people form skills and develop their career were becoming outmoded as the labour market evolved. This left prospective students struggling to find useful information about their training, study and work options. The Department of Industry sought Nous’ help to find frameworks to analyse data and think about skills and employment.
Nous used proprietary data from Burning Glass to help the Department of Industry dive deep into career pathways. Burning Glass mines data on 7.4 million job advertisements from Australia and New Zealand to create insights into talent supply and demand. Specifically, Nous:
Nous consequently delivered a dynamic digital platform that allows users to understand at a glance the connections between career paths and associated education requirements, salaries and entry-level opportunities.
The NSW Department of Industry will use the insights from Nous’ cluster analysis to inform students and jobseekers and make policy decisions about vocational education funding and qualification reform.