Several workforce development initiatives were launched in 2012 by Savannah Tech, Georgia Tech Savannah and the Savannah-Chatham County public schools, as well as area manufacturers such as JCB and Gulfstream. Improvement in the economy should allow for expansion of those programs.
To meet the increased demands on those who teach via online modalities, Dr. Fatimah Wirth, an instructional designer with Georgia Tech Professional Education, will conduct the first Coursera course focused on creating, designing, and organizing online
July: 12 more universities join Coursera (University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, University of Michigan and Stanford are Georgia Tech, Duke University, University of Washington, Caltech, Rice University, University of Edinburgh
Georgia Tech Professional Education will provide an Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the General Industry (OTI 511) course at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus on Jan. 22-25, 2013. The course teaches participants how to select the appropriate OSHA standards to prevent and contain hazardous situations.
Georgia Tech Professional Education will provide an Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry course at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus Jan. 14-18, 2013. OSHA construction standards help organizations identify potential risks and other key elements in order to establish successful construction safety programs.
GTPE was able to award 140 MS degree recipients this past academic year from online degree programs while approximately 330 online high school students were able to take sophomore level calculus classes as peers with traditional Tech campus-based students according to Nelson Baker, the dean of Georgia Tech Professional Education.
With the escalation of global crisis situations and natural disasters, emergency planning and response is becoming even more important to avoid catastrophic and unintended consequences including rising recovery costs, delayed response times, increased injuries, and loss of life. Now approaching its second year, Georgia Tech's Health and Humanitarian Logistics Certificate Program has scheduled courses starting Jan. 2013 to train and educate professionals in this critical area.