SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY SPONSORS PROFESSIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE TO MEET GROWING WORKFORCE DEMANDS IN CHATTANOOGA REGION

Collegedale, TN, November 10, 2022 – Southern Adventist University recently began sponsoring a new initiative to deliver critical workforce education for companies and individuals looking to fill the skills gap for in demand jobs and career competencies. The Professional Workforce Development program will help prepare individuals to advance in their current careers while meeting the growing employer workforce demands in the Chattanooga region. Online programs that prepare students for industry certifications will be offered in the areas of healthcare and information technology.

According to Lorman Education Services, 74% of surveyed employees feel they aren’t reaching full potential at work due to lack of development opportunities and 41% consider their organization’s career advancement opportunities a very important factor to their job satisfaction. Professional Workforce Development will assist companies in the tri-state area with employee development and advancement.

Southern’s new Professional Workforce Development program will offer the following non-
credit courses online:

Healthcare:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician Professional
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Sterile Processing Technician
  • EKG Technician
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Healthcare Administrative Professional
  • Physical Therapy Aide and Administration Specialist
  • Healthcare IT Technician

 

Information Technology:

  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Software Development

 

Professional Development:

  • Project Management

 

“Southern has been part of the region for 130 years and is committed to the economic expansion happening today,” said university president, Ken Shaw. “This is an exciting time for the Chattanooga area, and we are proud to provide educational value to the people who live and work here.”

About Southern Adventist University

Founded in 1892, Southern Adventist University provides a quality, Christ-centered undergraduate and graduate education to approximately 2,700 students each year. Caring professors, hands-on training, and a wide selection of academic options prepare students for success, as demonstrated by our graduates’ impressive job placement numbers and high median starting salaries. Located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Southern’s 1,300-acre campus features nearly 40 miles of hiking and biking trails, a top-notch fitness center, and much more.

*Lorman Education Services, 39 Statistics that Prove the Value of Employee Training

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Founded in 1892, Southern Adventist University provides a quality, Christ-centered undergraduate and graduate education to approximately 2,700 students each year. Caring professors, hands-on training, and a wide selection of academic options prepare students for success, as demonstrated by our graduates’ impressive job placement numbers and high median starting salaries. Located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Southern’s 1,300-acre campus features nearly 40 miles of hiking and biking trails, a top-notch fitness center, and much more.

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