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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.

Smart Sea Level Tools for Emergency Response Planning Installed

Georgia Tech Savannah is working with the City of Savannah and Chatham County officials to develop and deploy small sensor technology for measuring sea level flood risk to inform the community in real-time during natural disasters and storms.

Read the full story on The Coastal Buzz.

New Partnership Aims to Advance Logistics Industry in Georgia

On July 31, the Georgia Ports Authority, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Port of Savannah that creates a new relationship aimed at supporting the state’s logistics industry in economic development, research and education.

Students leave coding boot camp with real projects

The business development app, Handler, created by Josh Lewis, a recent graduate of Georgia Tech-Savannah's Coding Boot Camp program. He sought inspiration from his job when developing his final project for the six month course.

The demand for web developers and computer programmers continues to be on the rise across the country. Georgia Tech-Savannah’s Coding Boot Camp program is giving aspiring techies the crucial hands-on experience needed to help fill the local job shortage.

Georgia Tech-Savannah's coding boot camp hosts demo day

Aspiring coders presented a variety of projects including data collection for area real estate agents, an interactive text adventure game, and a real-time educational environment. Some even created a program to fill a need for their current employer.

Over the 24-week course, students learned everything from the basics of coding, algorithms and data structure, to intensive training in Javascript, Node.js, HTML, CSS, jQuery, and C# while creating a body of work for their budding portfolio. The program has already graduated almost 100 new students since it started in 2017.

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