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Future Workforce: The Hybrid Employee

A study from Burning Glass Technologies shows that one-quarter of all occupations in the United States are now "hybrids" and are universally the fastest-growing and highest-paying – and also the most resistant to automation. Areas of expertise that were once unrelated, and jobs that two or even three individuals used to do, are now being combined into one role.

Thinking Big and Plunging In

When it comes to work, Genna Gold is all about big. Big market, big product, big picture.

And, in the last two-and-a-half years, big change, at a rapid clip. “I’m a very on-the-go type of person,” Gold said, giving insight into why embarking on Georgia Tech's Master's in Systems Engineering program, moving two months later and starting a new job didn’t daunt her. “I enjoy that sort of thing.”

6 Tips for Balancing Family and Degree

“With a full-time career, three kids, and working on a master’s degree, my time is spread thin. I want to ensure that each gets the proper amount of my time and attention,“ said master’s candidate, S. Chase Mecham.

If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Pursuing a rigorous graduate degree while working and making time for family is no easy feat. Mecham is one of the working professionals who shared tips for juggling family responsibilities while keeping up with the demands of taking a Georgia Tech online master's degree.

Shun Griffin Makes her Mark in Manufacturing Leadership

With ample experience in manufacturing, Lukisha T. "Shun" Griffin recently became the first woman to earn a Manufacturing Leadership Certificate from Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE). Knowing she always had a knack for working with machines, Griffin, who is currently studying Industrial Engineering at Kennesaw State University (KSU), enrolled in GTPE's program to gain the skills necessary to further her career and become a manufacturing manager.

Future Workforce: Trends in Project Management

Project management emerged in the mid-20 th century as the application of management methodologies was applied to various tasks — and it’s become an essential part of how technology and industry advances in our modern world.

Cybersecurity is Everyone's Business

This fall, the White House outlined a National Cybersecurity Strategy for the nation, calling upon seven industries to assist the fight against cybercrime. Nearly every industry is named because cybersecurity is no longer just a computer programmer’s problem; it’s everyone’s business.

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.  

Future Workforce: Trends in Safety and Health

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.