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10 Tips to Help You Succeed as an Adult Learner

Adult learning is no walk in the park. Going back to a formal learning environment can be daunting for working professionals even if they’re top achievers in their jobs. At Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), we support adult learners as they build their expertise to pursue their career goals. Our staff are adept at serving the needs of adult learners because they understand their challenges – they’re lifelong learners themselves. Here are the top tips from GTPE staff based on their personal experiences as adult learners.  
 

Workplace Trends in the Safety and Health Industry

Workplace safety for employees has increasingly gained widespread attention and concern due to the heavy safety and health risks it poses for workers. In 2016, workplace fatalities in the U.S. increased by 7 percent over the previous year, according to the Census of 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is also the third year in a row the number has increased, representing the highest number of fatalities since 2008.

Growing Through The Stages

For most working adults, ongoing professional education is a fact of life. Today’s workers, regardless of experience, understand the value of continued formal learning and pursue it throughout their careers. The reasons may vary, but the message is clear – job-related learning is seen as an essential component of professional success.     

Top 10 Reasons to Keep Learning in 2018

If you have a passion for learning, you’re not alone. According to a study by the Pew Research Center, most adults see themselves as lifelong learners. Whether for personal or professional reasons, 73 percent of those surveyed consider learning to be a lifelong pursuit. Of the working adults surveyed, 63 percent indicated that they had taken some form of professional development in the previous year.

Pathways to Success

Nothing beats the power of professional education when it comes to advancing your career. Our graduates have used their credentials to leap forward and make sweeping changes in their lives.

Chris Sticher, for example, found himself in need of a new career when his company changed strategic focus. Earning the Project Management Certificate enabled him to forge a new path and weather the changes in his organization.

Professional Education: Top 5 Challenges and Ways to Beat Them

If you believe in the value of professional education but struggle with the challenges of balancing work, life, and study – you’re not alone. According to a recent poll conducted by Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), more than 80 learners who have taken classes with us have had to overcome obstacles as working professionals trying to manage their families, workloads, and demanding continuing education programs. But for every challenge, there is a solution – if you’re a high performer intent on making a success of your career.

Georgia Tech Celebrates 40 Years of Learning at a Distance

National Distance Learning Week Events

 

Seminar: What does our research tell us about our online students?

Georgia Tech Welcomes First Cohort of Online Master’s Degree in Analytics

The online version of Georgia Institute of Technology’s top 10-ranked master's program in analytics welcomes 284* learners in the first cohort starting August 21, 2017. Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Analytics (OMS Analytics) begins with seven courses.

National Distance Learning Week Featured Webinar

Alternative, Stackable, and Microcredentials: Where are we headed?

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 (Times listed are Eastern Standard Time; GMT-5) 

Former Delta Executive Patrice Miles Appointed as Assistant Dean of Business Operations

Georgia Tech Professional Education recently appointed Patrice Miles as the assistant dean of business operations. In this role, Miles spearheads the organization’s finance, communications, human resources, IT, marketing, operations and space rental sales departments. She also collaborates with campus leaders and faculty members to cultivate successful working relationships, while developing new business models that impact growth for Professional Education and support the overall mission of Georgia Tech.