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Freight Expectations: Growing Port Seeks Logistic Expertise

Even in the era of high-tech commerce and increased air freight, shipping goods via oceans is still a key cog in the global supply chain.

As such, The Port of Savannah is one of the nation's fastest growing and includes two deep-water terminals: Garden City and the Ocean Terminal. To handle the surge of additional freight, governments of the United States and state of Georgia are funding a 10-year, $2.5 billion plan to expand the port to serve larger vessels and a greater volume of cargo. It is scheduled for completion in 2022.

Industry Trends: Supply Chain and Logistics

The supply chain is the lifeblood of industry. No matter how advanced the product or service, industry depends on supply chain and logistics to reach the consumer. An ever-expanding network of transportation, warehousing, and inventory makes it all possible – along with the logistics that are constantly evolving to meet new demands.

In this article, we’ll look at some of the key supply chain trends -- as well as a glance ahead to what the future may hold and what it means for the workforce.

Family Ties: Father and Son Take Power Systems Certificate Program

It’s not uncommon for multiple generations of a family to attend the same university. But at the same time? Not usually.

In a twist on tradition, Terry Tucker and his son, Carson, both recently took the Power Systems Certificate program, offered by Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE). The two also work together, so for them, sitting next to each other in a classroom didn’t seem all that out of the ordinary.

7 Key Factors to Consider When Choosing an Online Degree Program

Online learning is here to stay. By the end of 2019, four million students are expected to be taking online courses, according to research conducted by Study International. At Georgia Tech for example, one-third of students are taking courses online.

National Safety Month: Top OSHA Violations

Jobs in industries such as construction and manufacturing are prone to high numbers of work-related injuries largely due in part to their use of industrial machinery, as well as the nature of the work itself and the spaces in which the jobs must be performed. While some of the most common accidents are the result of employees slipping and falling in the workplace, other on-the-job injuries include electrical injuries, getting struck by an object, or getting caught in-between equipment and structures.

Georgia Tech-Savannah Hosts Largest Career Fair for Military Personnel

The Veterans Education Training and Transition Program (VET²) hosted their largest career fair to date at Georgia Tech-Savannah on June 10, 2019. This special hiring event was designed to engage all current, future, and potential corporate VET² business partners with transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses. Twenty local companies from the area were there to connect with potential new employees. The event was free and open to the public. More 1,500 veterans and service members have participated in the program since its inception in 2013.

Industry Trends: Manufacturing

Manufacturing makes the modern world possible, from the food we eat to the devices we use to communicate. But just as our technology evolves, so too does the approach to making it.

But, manufacturing encompasses multiple technologies and disciplines -- and change occurs in all of them. Here are the key trends in manufacturing today and how they’re shaping the factories, supply chains and workforce of tomorrow.

Industry Trends: Project Management

Project management emerged in the mid-20 th century as the application of management methodologies was applied to various tasks — and it’s become an essential part of how technology and industry advances in our modern world.

A First Look at 2019 Program Offerings

Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) is excited to announce its 2019 program offerings. Covering topics ranging from project and safety management to defense technologies, courses are primarily taught at Georgia Tech's main campus in Midtown Atlanta.

Top Programs of 2018

Earlier this year, Georgia Tech unveiled its roadmap for the future of higher education. The report presented a bold vision of the university of tomorrow that commits to lifetime education. In 2018, more than 26,000 non-traditional learners were enrolled in our professional development programs to pursue new skills, build expertise, and explore new topics.

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