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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.

Always Improving: Philosophy as a Procurement Specialist

Georgia Tech’s Procurement and Supply Management Leadership Certificate is designed to prepare sourcing, planning, and procurement professionals to lead their companies in successfully navigating the complexities, risks, and rewards of the modern global sourcing environment. Project leaders, business unit leaders, operations managers, and sales leaders are all typical learners.

Georgia Tech-Savannah Introduces New Project Management Certificate

Registration is now open for the new Project Management Certificate at Georgia Tech-Savannah. The certificate is designed for professionals who oversee projects or want to sharpen their project management skills.

“We are thrilled to offer these new courses to the Coastal Georgia region,” said Diane Lee, Executive Director of Georgia Tech-Savannah. “The courses will equip professionals, in a variety of fields, who oversee projects or want to sharpen their project management skills.”

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.

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" competition during a FIRST Lego League 2018 regional meet. The program is a collaborative initiative 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.