Gordon State College Launches Tech Boot Camps to Support Georgia State Career Acceleration


Gordon State and Upright Education are partnering to offer accelerated learning programs that help working adults enter high-demand tech careers.

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Gordon State boot camp student

BARNESVILLE, Ga., June 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gordon State College is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Upright Education to accelerate the career paths of working adults in Barnesville, Ga., and surrounding towns. Upright’s award-winning courses in software development and UX/UI design will provide Gordon State’s more than 3,000 students with access to a competitive placement rate of 92% and an average salary increase of 39%.

Georgia’s tech workforce growth is currently above the national average, with just under 9,000 new tech jobs expected by the end of 2022. About 6,000 of those jobs will be based in Atlanta, a close neighbor of Barnesville and home to a large segment of Gordon State’s student body. Gordon State College also maintains its commitment to pursuing community partnerships that enrich the broader socio-economic landscape of the state of Georgia. The partnership with Upright will allow Gordon State to further develop its ties to the booming technology sector in the surrounding area.

“Gordon State College’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education is excited about this partnership. These technology boot camps are truly a game-changer and will give us the chance to continue living in our rural communities while having access to strong demand.” and high demand. The world has changed and it is now possible for members of our communities to stay close to home and work remotely for a vast network of employers,” says Simonia Ridley Blassingame, Director of Training continuous and professional.

Upright Education courses include full-time and part-time live online programs and offer several tuition assistance programs to help career changers pursue an Upright program for little or no cost. initials. Both organizations have designed their curricula to be as flexible and dynamic as the career aspirations and initiatives of working adults to navigate the new skilled labor economy.

Benny Boas, CEO of Upright Education, explained the importance of these education programs. “Working adults want to learn new skills that can launch them into a new career, but they don’t want to spend years getting there. By partnering with Gordon State College, we’re giving thousands of learners the opportunity to start a new career in as little as 12 to 24 weeks.”

If you would like to learn more about these programs, please join the staff of Gordon State College and Upright Education at our upcoming Boot Camp Information Session on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 6 p.m. EDT, register here.

For more information on these programs or to apply, visit us here.

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