Keep On Learning: Easy to Do in Gwinnett

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CEThe Business Pages: July/Aug 2013
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If you search “lifelong learning” on Google, two blinks later it calls up 12.4 million results. Enter “continuing education” for a half billion choices. Even more astonishing are the 871 million hits from the search “executive training.”

Gwinnett offers a wealth of educational resources that cater to working adults, for individuals seeking to develop new skills and to area businesses and industry.

Workforce Development
Gwinnett Technical College
delivers relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the community, offering more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. The college now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County.

Leadership Preparation
The Georgia Campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Suwanee, offers a graduate degree program in Organizational Development and Leadership to prepare aspiring leaders and to further hone the skills of leaders currently at the helm of their organizations through experiential and application-based learning.

Advanced Degrees
The University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus, in Lawrenceville, offers working professionals opportunities to further their careers by earning advanced degrees in business, education, food technology, pharmacy, public administration and social work. All courses are at night and on weekends.

Customized Training
Gwinnett Technical College
is the largest corporate training resource in Gwinnett and gets glowing recommendations from local businesses utilizing the College”s expertise to develop customized programs that address company-specific needs. All Gwinnett Tech customized training programs are branded for their respective companies.

Accelerated Courses
Flexible and convenient, the Brenau University Norcross Campus offers graduate programs in business, education, interior design, nursing, occupational therapy, organizational leadership and teaching. Courses are accelerated seven-week semesters and comprised of hybrid courses or exclusively online classes.

Theological Training
12Stone# Church is partnering with Wesley Seminary of Indiana Wesleyan University to offer a Master of Arts in Ministry degree. The two-year, fully accredited graduate level ministry degree program is provided through the John C. Maxwell Leadership Center, in Duluth.

Continuing Education
The Gwinnett Campus of UGA”s Georgia Center for Continuing Education offers certificate programs through a variety of live lecture and online courses, as well as customized training solutions for businesses and organizations. Also available at this campus is the Small Business Development Center.

Undergraduate Studies
As a public, four-year liberal arts college, Georgia Gwinnett College provides access to targeted baccalaureate-level degrees that meet the economic development needs of the growing and diverse population of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan region. Flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend classes, allows GGC to accommodate those who work.

Professional Development
Area business organizations flourish in Gwinnett. A diversity of business associations, the Gwinnett Chamber and other community-based organizations offer opportunities to area business for networking, mentoring and an ongoing exchange of ideas and best practices.

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