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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.

Betsy DeVos Visits Georgia Tech

Over a couple of hours, President G.P. “Bud” Peterson and others described how Georgia Tech is making college more accessible while also helping more students succeed. 

Officials reviewed Georgia Tech’s three online master’s degrees-at-scale, which allow students to earn degrees exclusively through the "massive online" format and for a fraction of the standard cost.

From MicroMasters to Online Master's Degrees

Online learning provider edX announced plans to launch nine low-cost, large-scale, fully online master’s programs from seven universities. The programs -- which range from high-demand majors such as cybersecurity, data science, and analytics -- will range in price from around $9,000 to $22,000 and offer students a significant discount over equivalent campus-based degree programs.

Workplace Change Spurs Growth of Adult Learning

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people hold an average of 12 jobs in their lifetime. Our workforce changes as industries change and adapt to new technologies. People continually enhance their skills, advance their careers and transition into new roles.

Advancing Manufacturing Leadership

Today's manufacturing leaders are tasked with coaching, leading, and inspiring their teams to achieve organizational goals. While many of these leaders have the technical background required for the role, many feel they need to expand upon their soft skills to become an effective leader in their organization.

Imagining the University of the Future

Dean Nelson Baker of Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) participated in a Georgia Tech-led discussion in Washington D.C. about the need for higher education to adapt to meet the changing demands of students and employers. Provost Rafael L. Bras led a panel, which included leaders from edX, the Association of American Universities, the American Council on Education, and Huron’s higher education Strategy and Operations group.