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Tech Moving Forward: Learn about GTPE's plan to resume in-person learning and events.

7 Key Factors to Consider When Choosing an Online Degree Program

Online learning is here to stay. By the end of 2019, four million students are expected to be taking online courses, according to research conducted by Study International. At Georgia Tech for example, one-third of students are taking courses online.

National Safety Month: Top OSHA Violations

Jobs in industries such as construction and manufacturing are prone to high numbers of work-related injuries largely due in part to their use of industrial machinery, as well as the nature of the work itself and the spaces in which the jobs must be performed. While some of the most common accidents are the result of employees slipping and falling in the workplace, other on-the-job injuries include electrical injuries, getting struck by an object, or getting caught in-between equipment and structures.

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.

Skill Shift: Education and The Future of the Workforce

The Career, Research, and Innovation Conference (CRIDC) is Georgia Tech's signature professional development event for graduate students. Held annually in February, the conference is designed to connect grad students of all degree types with tools and knowledge to thrive in an ever-changing job market.

Teaching at Tech

There’s more to an online course than meets the eye. Engaging adult learners across the globe takes more than simply recording lectures and making them available online. At Georgia Tech, a world of creativity and expertise lies behind every course in its renowned online master’s degrees-at-scale, which are currently offered in computer science, analytics, and cybersecurity.

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.  
 

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.     

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