GTPE brings high-quality, in-demand programs to advance careers and address workforce development needs. A new online Master of Science degree, coding bootcamps in several locations in the state, and thriving award-winning programs for veterans are some of this year’s highlights.
Online M.S. in Cybersecurity
Georgia Tech's third degree-at-scale, the Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity, was announced in August 2018. Designed to meet a rapidly growing need for cybersecurity professionals, the interdisciplinary degree will be produced by GTPE and will be offered for less than $10,000 tuition. The first cohort for the Information Security Track will begin in January 2019 with the Policy and Energy Systems Tracks to follow in the fall.
Bootcamps Fill Industry Need
Georgia Tech Bootcamps are providing in-demand skills to address industry need across coding, cyber and network security, and data science and analytics. The intensive programs, offered in Atlanta and Savannah, have produced more than 300 graduates since they began in 2017. A recent partnership between GTPE and Prototype Prime will extend the Coding Bootcamp to companies in the innovation hub and surrounding areas beginning January 2019.
Custom Programs for Industry Partners
Industry and government partners rely on Georgia Tech Professional Education to train their workforces for success in STEM, business, and leadership. In the 2018 fiscal year, we served more than 2,600 companies. We delivered custom programs in supply chain logistics, cybersecurity, leadership and more to our corporate clients.
Nicole de Vries is the first graduate of Georgia Tech’s second online degree-at-scale, the Online Master of Science in Analytics, which was announced in January 2017. de Vries, who is a former employee of GTPE, began with the first cohort in August 2017 and graduated this summer. We also celebrated the graduation of 37 professional master’s students: 26 from PMASE (applied systems engineering) and 11 from PMML (manufacturing leadership).
Language Institute Turns 60
The Georgia Tech Language Institute celebrated its 60th anniversary this summer. The Language Institute started in 1958 as a summer program to help prepare international students to study at Georgia Tech. Over the past 60 years, it has served thousands of students and professionals from more than 100 countries. Its programs have grown to include a seven-level intensive English program, short programs, customized courses, online courses, and support for the Georgia Tech international community.
In addition to several bootcamps in sought-after subject areas, other accomplishments this year include a certificate program in User Experience and User Interface Design (UX/UI). GTPE also entered into an agreement with AFLAC to deliver courses in Project Management, ISO 9001:2015 and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to the organization’s employees.
VET² Selected as Best Program
Georgia Tech's Veterans Education Training and Transition program (VET²) was selected as the 2017 Best Program for Special Populations by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association's (UPCEA) South Region. The program continues to be the state's premier transitioning military workforce development program, the country’s first active duty internship program, and is now active at five Georgia military installations throughout the state.
Educator of the Year
Glenn Hopkins won the IEEE Atlanta Section Outstanding Educator of the Year award in acknowledgment of his non-traditional teaching accomplishments and contribution to professional education. Hopkins is an administrator and instructor in the defense technology portfolio at GTPE and principal research engineer at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). He also helped initiate the Certificate in Phased Array Antenna Engineering.