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Georgia Tech’s Dean of Professional Education Nelson Baker to Serve as UPCEA President

Dr. Nelson C. Baker, dean of Georgia Tech Professional Education and professor of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was named president of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association for 2019-20. The announcement was made at the association’s annual conference this March.

Dr. Baker has been a member of UPCEA since 2004. As the incoming president, he looks forward to advancing the association’s mission to serve adult learners and support member institutions as they navigate change in higher education.

Patrice Miles Wins Leadership Award

Patrice Miles, assistant dean of business operations at Georgia Tech Professional Education, the lifetime learning arm of the Georgia Institute of Technology, received the prestigious Walton S. Bittner Service Citation from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), the leading organization in professional, continuing, and online education.

GTPE Takes Center Stage at Leading Professional Ed Conference

Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) played a prominent role at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Annual Conference this March. Washington, D.C. based, UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education and has served most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America for more than 100 years.

The Growth in America's Workforce

A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from?

The pace of hiring in 2018 was the most robust in three years, and for a surprising reason: Many more people have decided to look for work than experts had expected. The influx of those job seekers, if sustained, could help extend an economic expansion that is already the second-longest on record.

Georgia Tech is Creating the Next in Education

Using partnerships with Udacity and AT&T, among others, to create the largest computer science department in the world, followed by several other online at-scale master's degrees programs, Georgia Tech's commitmnet to education for the lifetime of learners is on the cutting edge of transforming higher education.

Read the full article on Inside Higher Ed.

Accenture Security to Invest $500,000 in Georgia Tech's OMS Cybersecurity Program

To help meet the growing demand for highly skilled cybersecurity professionals, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will become the first corporate donor to invest $500,000 over the next twelve months in the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity (OMS Cybersecurity) degree program.

Higher Ed Helping To Close The Global Knowledge Gap

The cybersecurity talent gap has become an industry crisis. According to the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study from the ISC Center for Cyber Safety and Education, the shortage of cybersecurity professionals is expected to reach 1.8 million people by 2022. The same study also projects that by 2022 the U.S. will have 265,000 more cybersecurity jobs than qualified workers.

Affordable and At-Scale

GTPE's third "Affordable Degrees at Scale" symposium provides an insider's view of the technology, pedagogy, design, and financial aspects of reinventing higher education in an affordable, effective, and worldwide format. From sidebar conversations on how to fine-tune delivery to design and engagement, the symposium brings together national leaders in the field and creates open discussion atmospheres.

View the view story on Inside Higher Ed.

Professional Education Receives Top Honors

Each year, the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) recognizes outstanding performance in professional and continuing education. To celebrate the exceptional activities, people, and programs, UPCEA recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of professional, continuing, and online education through annual membership awards. 

Georgia Tech Receives the Professional Association of Diving Instructors Outstanding Service Award

Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) in partnership with The Campus Recreation Complex (CRC) received the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Outstanding Service Award for 10 years of service and recognition of PADI membership.

“We have been a member of PADI for 10 years and recognized internationally as a PADI University facility. [This award] represents our dedication to quality, safety, and education by the largest scuba agency in the world,” said Jim Consuegra, director of Georgia Tech Scuba.

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