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Inaugural Saturday STEMlabs at Georgia Tech-Savannah

The first Saturday STEMlab launched February 23, 2019 at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus. This new program is designed for kids interested in discovering and learning more about science, technology, engineering, and math. Students rotated through classes on virtual reality, augmented reality and robotics.

For more information, event scheduling, and registration visit CEISMC Savannah.

Savannah Students Put Their Heads Together for K-12 InVenture Prize Competition

Dozens of students competed in the area's first regional qualifier for the K-12 InVenture Prize at Georgia Tech-Savannah. Inventions included an app that measures water quality and a steering wheel wrap. Six teams from elementary, middle, and high school will advance to the state competition, which will be held March 13 at Georgia Tech.

Students get creative during FIRST Lego Robotics Competition

Children ages 9 to 16 participated in a "Into Orbit" competion during a FIRST Lego League 2018 regional meet. The program is a collaborative intiative between Savannah State University and Georgia Tech-Savannah.

The participants were broken out into teams of 10 children and tasked with programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field and developing a solution to a problem identified during the project.

Drawbacks to Increasing Mobile Use

Russell Clark, Director of Mobile Applications at Georgia Tech-Savannah, speaks to us about how even though new technology in the mobile arena is great, it has some drawbacks including decreased face-to-face interactions.

Watch the video interview on Savannah CEO.

Military Programs Gets Statewide Recognition as ACT Workforce Champion

Georgia Tech Professional Education Military Programs has been selected as the ACT College and Career Readiness Workforce Champion.

This award recognizes individual efforts in college and career readiness in the following categories: high school senior, K-12 professional, postsecondary professional, workforce professional. 

Continuing Education Helps Companies Grow Worker Loyalty, Quality

Lack of career development opportunities is the number one reason for employee turnover according to The Work Institute's 2017 Retention Report. As unemployment falls to record lows, employers can combat this job loss by offering their employees continuing education opportunities so they can grow within the company rather than looking for career advancement outside of the firm.

VET² Recognized for Outstanding Adult Education Program Leadership

Dr. James Wilburn, director for military academic programs and Ken Harrison, academic program manager were presented with the 2018 Malcolm Knowles Award at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) conference on Oct. 4 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Photo courtesy of the AAACE.

The Bright Future of Military Veterans in the Workforce

Dr. James Wilburn, director for military academic programs at Georgia Tech-Savannah, talks about the success of transitioning veterans into the civilian workforce.

Watch the full video on Savannah CEO.

Training in High-Demand Careers

Georgia employers spoke and the state listened. In response to a critical need for skilled workers in several key industries, Gov. Nathan Deal launched the High Demand Career Initiative in 2014. Initially, the state worked with key employers in strategic industries around Georgia to identify current and future workforce needs. 

Read the full story on Savannah Now

Learning Series: Succession Planning for the Modern Workforce

Jim Collins, senior vice president of Thomas & Hutton Engineering and chair of the advisory board at the Georgia Tech Savannah campus, along with Kerry Jarvis, marketing communications manager of the Savannah campus, visited WTOC’s “Mid-Morning Live” to discuss the upcoming Learners & Leaders breakfast program scheduled for Sept. 27. The program will focus on “Succession Planning in the Modern Workforce” and features panelists from the local business community.

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