Continuing Education programs and services provide specific workforce training in response to the needs of individuals in our community and those of business and industry.
Gwinnett Technical College offers continuing education courses for professional and workforce development in disciplines such as:
- leadership and management
- quality improvement
- green technologies
- project management
- computer certifications and software
- human resources
- accounting and finance
- marketing and communications
- sales and customer service
- health services
- language and bilingual skills
- and many more
Courses are taught in seminars and workshops and are offered at a variety of times. Classes are offered on-site at a company’s location or in one of Gwinnett Tech’s high-tech classrooms. Instructors are professionals with extensive backgrounds and experience in their respective fields.
Continuing Education units (CEU) are awarded for many continuing education classes at Gwinnett Tech. One CEU represents 10 class hours of instruction. The CEU is not a substitute for academic credit, but it is a nationally recognized standard earned for participation in qualified programs of continuing education. Additionally, CEUs are used to track continuing education activities in which a person participates over a period of time for occupational advancement or professional development.
Sometimes business challenges are too specialized for standard training solutions. In those cases, Gwinnett Technical College offers customized training options designed to meet a company’s business challenges head-on. Customized training can be held at Gwinnett Technical College’s state-of-the-art George Busbee International Center for Workforce Development or at the company’s location.
Features of Gwinnett Tech’s customized training include:
- assistance with training needs assessment;
- teaching and facilitation of training performed by highly qualified instructors;
- quality management principles integrated into instruction; and
- evaluation and follow-up on training objectives.
Quick Start Programs for New and Expanding Industry
Companies moving into Georgia and companies expanding their Georgia operations may receive training assistance at no cost to the company through the Technical College System of Georgia’s Quick Start program. Quick Start is coordinated through Gwinnett Tech and is designed to train carefully chosen Georgians for specific, clearly defined jobs within a particular company. Georgia workers learn new skills, while the company realizes a key principal objective - maximum productivity in minimum time. Existing businesses and industries may also qualify for Quick Start training.
Each Quick Start program is customized to meet the specific requirements of the individual company. Most programs follow a basic pattern of consultation and analysis, development of a training plan, identification of training facilities and equipment, and instruction, including pre-employment and post-hire training.
Through the Georgia Business Expansion Support Act, a retraining tax credit may be available to employers. The objective of this tax credit is to foster the profitability and competitiveness of Georgia’s existing industry by encouraging workforce development through retraining tax incentives. Please visit the Technical College System of Georgia’s web site at http://www.tcsg.edu for more information.