In manufacturing plants, change is a given. Embracing it is not an option but a matter of professional progression. Whether you’re looking to boost your credentials to keep moving up in your company, or gaining skills that are immediately applicable in helping your organization prepare for the future, we have several different leadership training opportunities at Georgia Tech specifically for you.
Our Manufacturing Leadership Certificate addresses the necessary skills gap for leaders implementing or managing continuous improvement cultures in their plants.
This certificate focuses on specific areas that will improve your problem-solving skills and increase your communication abilities, allowing you to become a better manager. The result is immediately implementable, hands-on principles that you will be able to apply to real-world challenges.
The Manufacturing Leadership Certificate consists of five required and two elective courses of your choice. Study at your own pace through a trio of in-person classes combined with online courses. The certificate is taught by GaMEP team members, with years of practical experience working in manufacturing companies. Learn about the certificate and how you can lead, evolve, and sustain operational success both now and in the future.
Hear what some of our Manufacturing Leadership Certificate graduates have to say:
If you are looking to dive deeper, Georgia Tech offers a Master’s Degree program specifically created for engineers in manufacturing. This intensive, two-year Professional Masters in Manufacturing Leadership (Online) degree, “brings together a unique combination of coursework and projects to provide working engineers with the skill set to quickly rise through the leadership ranks in advanced manufacturing,” stated Krista Walton, Academic Director. “This program provides the perfect fusion of engineering faculty-led experiences with the diverse skill sets of professional engineers to create a unique business-focused engineering degree.”
It is designed for experienced technical professionals who want to build their operations and personnel management skills and expertise while working full time.
The two-year program is taught in a hybrid format that blends face-to-face instruction and online learning, and consists of eight core courses and two additional courses in one of three areas of concentration, giving you the flexibility to focus on discrete manufacturing, forest bioproducts, or chemical manufacturing.
Application deadline is May 1. Join the next Information Session on April 2 to learn more.
Whichever path you choose, you are setting yourself up for success. Focusing on deepening current skills and acquiring new ones, is the key to meeting changing business demands and thrive in the modern workforce. Start transforming your career today.
By Raine Hyde, with the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership