GT Announces First Professional Education Courses in Savannah
The Georgia Institute of Technology has scheduled its first series of professional education courses at Georgia Tech-Savannah in order to serve a broader population of adult learners and working professionals. Starting fall 2012, a total of 11 Georgia Tech Professional Education courses will be offered at the Savannah campus in the areas of Lean Healthcare, Lean & Process Improvement, Occupational Safety & Health, Project Management, and Supply Chain & Logistics Management.
“Georgia Tech Professional Education seeks to provide innovative educational opportunities to foster professional, economic and workforce development,” said Nelson Baker, dean of Georgia Tech Professional Education. “We are further supporting an individual’s quest to advance their careers and remain more competitive in their place of employment.”
Taught by top Georgia Tech faculty and leading industry experts, Georgia Tech Professional Education courses are relevant and immediately applicable in the workplace. Registration for all courses is now open. Individuals who register 30 days or more in advance will receive a 15 percent discount on course fees. Courses include:
- Lean Overview and Simulation for Healthcare – Sept. 13
- Lean for Healthcare: Turnover Time Reduction – Sept. 14
- Grain Handling Safety – Sept. 20
- Transportation and Distribution Planning and Management – Oct. 2-4
- Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry – Oct. 29-Nov.2
- Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry – Oct. 29-Nov.2
- Lean Manufacturing: Overview and Live Simulation – Nov. 5
- Lean and Safe: Safety Integrated Process Improvement – Nov. 6-8
- Introduction to Safety and Health Program Management – Nov. 9
- Project Management Introduction: Fundamentals to Successful Projects – Oct. 16-17
- Project Management: Managing Risk and Procurements – Dec. 11 -13
The mission of Georgia Tech Professional Education is to develop an educated workforce that is prepared to lead our industries and communities. The division has global impact by supporting economic development via commercialization, innovation and advancing knowledge through research and discovery. In the last year alone, Georgia Tech Professional Education had an overall enrollment of 28,000 students from around the world.
“Over the next year, we will look at other programs that tie the global strengths of Georgia Tech with local and regional assets to better provide education to industry partners, businesses and military organizations, as well as visitors and students from abroad,” said Baker. “We are empowering people to learn, and are connecting and expanding our global learning community to meet the evolving needs of students.”
Georgia Tech Professional Education programs do not have minimum requirements or other prerequisites for enrollment. For more information and a complete description of upcoming professional education courses at Georgia Tech-Savannah, visit: http://www.gtpe.gatech.edu/gts-fall
About Georgia Tech Professional Education
Georgia Tech Professional Education is an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology, which consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Professional Education offers professional master's programs, short courses, and certificate programs to meet the needs of working professionals and industry partners. Programs are available worldwide through a variety of face-to-face, blended learning, online and/or distance learning formats. In addition to professional course offerings, the division administers K-12 outreach and English proficiency programs, and manages a meeting and event facility. Professional Education serves and educates more than 3,100 companies and over 13,000 individuals on an annual basis, and is located at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta and at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus.