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Applied Generative AI Workshop: Skills for Real-World Business Applications


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Generative artificial intelligence dominated the headlines in 2023, driving market growth and reshaping workplace dynamics. As momentum continues across all sectors, the market’s predicted to grow 46% and reach $22.12 billion by 2025. 

Whether you’re brainstorming marketing ideas, coding automation scripts, or generating data reports, AI’s emerging set of foundational tech skills are shaking up notions of what’s possible in the workplace. 

For tech workers, AI topics such as natural language processing, machine learning, Python programming, data handling, and ethics have all become essential currencies, opening up exciting opportunities to increase value, advance, and contribute meaningfully. Yet, the user-friendly nature of large language models is pulling even non-technical employees like marketers and product managers into the fray as well.

For leaders, the message is clear. Investing in ongoing education empowers employees to tackle everyday tasks with ease, while sharpening their skills to stay ahead of the curve. Collaborative training programs break down silos between departments, fostering a culture of innovation and collective advancement.

General Assembly’s new Applied Generative AI Workshop offers a comprehensive solution that equips both technical and non-technical employees with essential skills in just 16 hours. Through a hands-on AI prompt writing workshop, AI ethics training, and bias mitigation techniques, your team develops a well-rounded, practical understanding of generative AI.

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Applied AI for Business Consultants: Mastering AI Solutions for Today’s Challenges


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Consulting — by its very nature — disrupts. With a penchant for status quo shaking and innovative thinking, consultants are the architects of strategic initiative and organizational transformation for their clients. Therefore, it begs the question: why shouldn’t you spearhead the adoption of artificial intelligence powered solutions?

The time is now, with the “fourth industrial revolution” well underway. AI for business is the topic of discussion in every boardroom as leaders face mounting pressure to identify impactful use cases that will markedly improve customer service, software engineering, and overall business operations. Nearly half of organizations worldwide have already started embedding artificial intelligence into their products and workflows. 

To blend into this landscape, there’s no need to relinquish your role to a chatbot or switch careers entirely. Practically speaking, all you need is a path to upskill your entire firm with the latest AI consulting skills. General Assembly’s Applied AI for Business Consultants workshop is tailored to help you make this transition seamlessly.

Let’s unpack what that means for you and those you serve.

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Career Tarotscopes for April 2024 

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Rebecca Szymczak, aka Cardsy B, author of The Saturn Diaries and tarot reader to the stars, consulted her cards and has guidance for which signs should embrace April’s fiery Aries vibes to launch new initiatives and which signs should wait until after the solar eclipse on April 8 to make any big decisions. She also has some insight into interesting team dynamics following the full moon in Scorpio at the end of the month.

April comes in hotter than ever this year. As always, the month launches with Aries season — aka the energetic initiator of the zodiac — but April 2024 also brings a powerful solar eclipse on Friday the 8th, when the sun, north node, Chiron, and the moon are all in Aries, igniting a powerful reset. This eclipse will particularly affect matters involving leadership, courage, and individuality. The week following the eclipse provides a powerful window of opportunity to shine and receive recognition for last quarter’s efforts and progress. Be mindful when setting up meetings, as Mercury officially went into retrograde on the first of the month, reminding us to double and even triple-check meeting makers and emails for clarity. Mercury moves direct on April 25, but we still have a brief shadow period to be mindful of. April 30 is a powerful day to go full steam ahead on new projects as Mars enters its ruler of Aries and provides some extra confidence and momentum to passion projects.

All signs will receive supercharged activations this month. Aries is equal parts power and impatience — it’s just a matter of paying attention to the environment and choosing your moments wisely. Read on to see what the cards have in store for your sign. 

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Just Launched: Revamped Software Engineering Bootcamp Experience


You’re looking for an engaging career in technology — work that’s interesting and fulfilling, pay that helps you meet financial goals, and a day-to-day schedule that fits your life. 

Consider software engineering. 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts that software engineering employment will grow by 25% from 2022 to 2032. Will you join the ranks? 

At General Assembly, we’re dedicated to educating the next generation of software engineers — because you don’t need a college degree to succeed in this exciting, evolving field. You just need the right skills, up-to-date training, and hands-on experience with everyday tools. That’s what employers are looking for. 

To help you accelerate your path to your first software engineering job, we’ve revamped our Software Engineering Bootcamp experience with a cutting-edge curriculum upgrade, fresh video content, a state-of-the-art learning management system, plus the freedom of two schedule options. 

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AI for Leaders: GA’s Essential Workshop for Informed AI Decision Making


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The year is 2025: decisions are made with the precision of a surgeon’s scalpel, powered by algorithms that sift through mountains of data in a moment’s time. 

After a seismic shift in artificial intelligence rocked the business world in 2023 with the release of free and accessible generative AI platforms, the chasm between those equipped to lead — and those left behind — widens. Whether AI is an innovation or a disruption for your business depends upon your policies, training programs, and talent acquisition strategies. 

Like it or not, AI is reshaping work — boosting productivity, profitability, and competitive edge. No industry or business is immune to the relentless drumbeat of technology. Gone are the days of simply hiring a handful of IT experts. Now, it’s about elevating every employee to harness the benefits and power of this transformative tech.

While it may sound like a tall order, there’s no time like the present to align your leadership team, starting with AI fluency training, skill development, and strategic planning to embrace an AI-driven business model. 

With General Assembly’s AI for Leaders Workshop, there’s a clear path forward. 

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Data Skills: What Professional Service Consultants Need To Know


As a strategic consultant, you know your clients are eager to talk data. From mining to analysis to modeling, they’re keen for you to extract meaningful insights and use them to shape forward-thinking strategies that address their most pressing challenges.

Maintaining leading-edge data skills is a top business imperative for all professional service firms — but how do you make sure you — and every new employee that joins your ranks — are sharpening data competencies to the highest standard? 

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Navigating the Future: Why AI Skills Are Crucial in 2024


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Let’s start with the obvious: AI technology is changing the world of work faster than anyone anticipated. From predictive analytics and automation to content generation, companies across every industry are rapidly integrating AI into their operations and seeking employees who can understand and leverage it effectively.

To put some numbers to it, 40% of organizations plan to increase their investments in artificial intelligence this year alone. This means that the potential for new job opportunities is huge — especially for early adopters in a market where the number of AI-proficient workers is slim.

From simple prompt writing to programming and machine learning, companies are urgently seeking AI-ready talent — and they’re willing to pay handsomely for it. While the hefty salaries for senior level AI positions tend to get the most attention, entry-level roles are still commanding some impressive numbers. A survey by Bizreport found that entry-level AI workers earn 128% more than in other occupations and that AI has widened the pay gap between tech jobs and other occupations by 36%.

Becoming proficient in AI skills in demand will help you capitalize on AI’s unprecedented growth opportunities. Find out which AI skills will be hot tickets for 2024 and beyond.

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Tech it to the next level with game-changing discounts


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With technology moving faster than ever, it’s never been a better time to level up your tech skills. It’s time to tech it to the next level.

Leveling up your tech skills:

  • Keeps you competitive in an ever-changing job market 
  • Gives you the confidence to thrive in an AI-first world 
  • Opens the door to new opportunities — whether in your existing career or a completely new one
  • Helps you stay sharp — and keeps things fun and fresh

Think of it this way, if your career was a game, how would you navigate jumping from one level to the next? You’d learn. And maybe dig for some cheat codes. It’s the same idea when it comes to leveling up your tech skills — and your career. We provide the “how-to” manual (plus plenty of cheat codes) for navigating the latest and greatest must-have tech skills for every kind of learner. 

At GA, we want to be the Yoshi to your Mario. That’s why this month, we’re offering you a power-up for your tech skilling needs. From now until April 30, take $1,000 off a bootcamp, $750 off a short course, or $200 off a workshop in your local currency.* Whether your goal is to learn a new skill, or completely transform your career, we’ve got you covered.


  1. Find your course.
  2. Start your application and jump on a call with our Admissions team.
  3. Mention code LEVEL-UP-2024 to activate your discount.
  4. Start your course by June 30, 2024.

We also offer a variety of flexible financing options, so be sure to talk with our Admissions team to see what you qualify for. They can make sure you find your best financing fit. 


  1. Choose your workshop.
  2. Use code TECHIT200 at checkout to activate your discount.
  3. Apply this workshop discount to any workshop now until April 30. 

See you in class.


  1. Students must be 18 years or older.
  2. Discount eligible for legal residents of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.
  3. Discount amount of $1,000 off a Bootcamp or $750 off a Short Course.
  4. New York residents or students attending live at the NYC campus are not eligible for the discount.
  5. Discount is applicable only for Bootcamps and Short Courses. On Demand learning or paid workshops are not eligible for the discount.
  6. Discount can only be used on one Bootcamp or one Short Course.
  7. Discount may be combined with one other discount of equal or lesser value.
  8. Discount is not available for those already enrolled in a Bootcamp or Short Course, and cannot be applied retroactively.
  9. Prospective students must enroll in a course starting on or before June 30, 2024 to be eligible for the discount.
  10. Discount may not be applied to non-refundable registration fee.

Looking Ahead: What To Expect for the UK’s Job Market in 2024


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The future of work in the UK is undergoing a seismic shift, and both employees, as well as companies, need to be aware of these changes and adapt to them in order to stay ahead of the curve.

As part of Looking Ahead 2023, General Assembly brought together an exciting panel of industry experts to share their thoughts and insights on the evolving landscape of the UK job market. 

Moderated by Ashka Raval, career coach at General Assembly, the panel consisted of:

  • Anne Benedict, Chief People Officer at COMPASS Pathways
  • Natasha Stanley, Head Career Coach and Experience Designer at Careershifters
  • Richard Wood, Organisational Design & Transformation Partner at The Ready
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