Areas of Focus
Led by the Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute, the Georgia Tech LEAP program was created in 2015 by a grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co. toward the firm's global New Skills at Work initiative that promotes workforce development to bridge the gap between the talent employers need and the qualifications of the local talent pipeline.
In August 2018, JPMorgan Chase & Co. continued their support of GT LEAP with an additional grant. Additional cohorts have been supported by generous donations from schools, civic organizations including Latin American Association, foundations including Home Depot and Schneider, and employers including Goodwill and many others.
“The road to economic opportunity and prosperity begins with great preparation and we want to help our youth be ready to compete and secure jobs that will lead to a strong future,” said David Balos, market leader for JPMorgan Chase & Co. and head of commercial banking in the area.
More than 850 students have completed more than 1200 courses! Georgia Tech LEAP is now accepting student applications for cohorts for students to take an online course and receive career-development support and participate in a career fair. Students who complete each course receive an industry-recognized certificate for the selected area(s). Organizations wanting to sponsor students through the LEAP program can learn more by reviewing the LEAP Sponsorship Opportunities flyer.
Eight main areas of instruction will be covered, based on input received from supply-chain intensive companies based in Atlanta, including Coca-Cola and UPS.
Students learn at their own pace while progressing toward certification. In addition to the online course content, students will receive career coaching, resume advice, learn from supply chain gaming simulations and participate in career opportunities.