USG Continuing Education organizations collaborate with regional Chambers of Commerce and local Workforce Investment Boards to connect businesses with the skilled workforce they need, along with the capability to sustain that workforce and keep it current.
In October 2002, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved a policy change that identified lifelong education, economic development and public service agreements with state and local agencies as key priorities that should be addressed by the Board of Regents. The policy supports the System’s efforts to broaden educational access, promote job growth, and use System resources to support state and local government programs and needs through a coordinated approach.
Continuing Education programs offer students instruction in high-level skills and knowledge in three ways:
- Face-to-face instruction in classrooms where students can network with others who have similar interests.
- Online courses, which offer convenience, affordability and flexibility to students around the world.
- Hybrid courses blend face-to-face instruction with online learning. A significant amount of the instruction is online, so classroom “seat-time” is reduced.
Continuing Education Units (CEU)
The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized measurement of non-credit course work that was originally developed within the Georgia system in 1978. One CEU (1.0) may be awarded for each ten hours of participation.