Layoffs and downsizing have caused many workers to broaden their skills and improve their job prospects by going back to school.
Enrollment at Georgia’s universities, colleges and technical schools is at an all-time high. There are more than 300,000 students enrolled in University System of Georgia campuses, an increase of more than 50,000 from 2004. Almost 38,000 of those students are older than 25, and many higher educational officials expect that trend to continue.
With 28 campuses and 600 programs aimed at placing graduates in high-demand jobs, the Technical College System of Georgia is growing even more quickly. A record 109,548 students are enrolled in state technical schools this quarter, a 26 percent jump compared to 2009.
Has the job market sent you back to the classroom to improve your marketability? Do you think it will help you find a better job?