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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 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.

Meet Vincent J. Hoover

When U.S. Army Plans Officer Vincent J. Hoover attended his first job fair, he had no doubt he was well prepared. Having graduated from the VET² Lean Six Sigma program offered in Georgia Tech-Savannah, the finance major and infantry officer was interviewed by eight companies. “Hands down, I was one of the best candidates there because of the Georgia Tech Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program,” he said.

Ga. Tech program looks to help integrate vets into workforce

Coastal Courier: Panel discussion slated for Sept. 14 in Savannah

Several Savannah business and military leaders – including Col. Jason Wolter, Garrison Commander of Fort Stewart; Mike Tucker, director of Coastal Workforce Board; Brad Patterson, HR manager of Comcast; and a recently-transitioned service member from Fort Stewart/HAAF – will address Georgia Tech-Savannah’s “Learners and Leaders” series at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 14.