New AI Skills Training: Equipping Students & Businesses for the Future of Work


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Welcome to the fourth industrial revolution

Nearly half of organizations worldwide are working to embed artificial intelligence into their products and workflows. Connected, data-driven technologies are transforming practically every aspect of modern business—from improving supply chain efficiency, reducing waste, and automating repetitive tasks, to accelerating product development, creating content, and sharpening consumer research.

As leaders, workers, technologists, and even AI researchers come to grips with the impact of emerging technologies, General Assembly (GA) remains optimistic about the future of AI. We believe people will continue to be key for long-term business success—and organizations that invest in maximizing human-AI connections will come out ahead. 

That’s why today we’re excited to announce new Generative AI course modules that will be added to all of our bootcamps and a number of our part-time curriculum. Keep reading to learn more. 

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‘Break-Into’ Series at GA APAC: Helping You Make The Switch & Find Your Dream Tech Career


Whether you’re looking to make a complete career change or invest in learning a new tech skill, our ‘Break-Into’ series gives you the information you need before committing to a tech bootcamp at GA. 

Each event in the series is a fast and convenient way for you to find out if the tech career you’ve been leaning toward is the right fit for you and if breaking into tech is the right choice to make right now. 

What’s a ‘Break-Into’ event? 

Each event provides an easy way to learn about today’s most in-demand tech roles specific to Singapore and Australia. You’ll get information on various tech disciplines, with an emphasis on software engineering, data, user experience (UX) design, digital marketing, and product management. 

Hosted and moderated by our local Admissions Producers, these events include speakers from all over Singapore and Australia and offer real-world insights from experienced industry experts. Who better to address your burning questions about what it’s really like to work in a tech role than the people actually doing it?

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Adapting to the Future: Exploring the Intersection of AI and Career Change


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In this blog, we demystify the influence of AI on the job market and delve into the transformative potential it brings to various industries. We believe that embracing tech-forward careers like data science, software engineering, and UX design opens up new horizons for professionals seeking to thrive in the future of work.

At GA, we pave the way for rewarding careers in the AI-driven world, offering competitive salaries, and continuous learning opportunities.

Rapid advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have sparked concerns about its impact on the job market, leading to misconceptions about AI stealing jobs and replacing human skills. 

In this blog, we’ll demystify these notions and explore how recent innovations in AI are not eliminating jobs but instead opening up new opportunities and revolutionizing the way we work. 

Let’s delve into the truth behind AI’s influence on career change and understand how it can augment and enhance various industries and empower individuals with unique human skills. 

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AI myths & steps you can take to harness: debunking fears and embracing career growth in the age of artificial intelligence


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Discover how AI is reshaping industries, empowering professionals, and driving innovation. Read more as we navigate the evolving AI landscape and equip you with the knowledge to thrive in the age of AI.

AI, or Artificial Intelligence, refers to computer systems that possess human-like cognitive abilities, such as problem-solving and decision-making. Its influence is rapidly expanding across industries, revolutionizing processes and enabling innovation. However, many are concerned that AI is coming for their jobs. 

On the positive side, AI has the potential to augment human capabilities. This will increase productivity and provide valuable insights for informed decision-making. By embracing AI as a tool for collaboration, humans and AI can work together to create a more efficient and innovative future.

In this blog, we will debunk the common AI myths, fears, and concerns and offer practical tips for individuals and business professionals to adapt and thrive in the evolving tech industry. 

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GA Welcomes A New CEO: Meet Daniele Grassi


Change is an inherent part of progress, and today, we stand at the precipice of a new era as we proudly announce the arrival of our new Chief Executive Officer. With a shared sense of anticipation and excitement, we wholeheartedly welcome Daniele Grassi, an inspiring trailblazer with an exceptional track record and a passion for innovation.

Students, alumni, partners, and friends of General Assembly,

I couldn’t be more excited to join you as General Assembly’s new CEO. The opportunity to lead an organization that empowers people to pursue work they love and supports them in starting and progressing in their careers is a privilege beyond measure.

This is a special company. I have known the brand for years (who hasn’t?), and I have followed with admiration its impact since its inception. Now I get to see it from the inside. With each and every interaction I have had with the team, I have felt the passion to drive positive change, as well as the commitment to our community of strivers, clients, and colleagues.

Under the leadership of Co-Founder Jake Schwartz and then Lisa Lewin, General Assembly has built an incredible community of talented, innovative people. Our learners and alumni across the globe, more than 80,000 strong, are shaping the future of work at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Our work with business leaders is revolutionizing the way that corporations build and retain talent. Our partnerships with state and local leaders across the U.S. have redefined how policymakers and community-based organizations come together to drive economic growth. 

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Daniele Grassi, CEO of General Assembly
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5 Hottest Emerging Tech Jobs So Far in 2023


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Discover how the dynamic landscape of tech offers a world of exciting new job roles and demands specialized expertise. Whether you’re seeking a career change or aiming to elevate your skills, this article reveals the path to a promising future.

As technology evolves, new job roles are emerging every day. Professionals who have the right expertise are in high demand. If you are looking for a career change or to level up your skill set, these rapidly growing opportunities could be your path forward.

As economic concerns persist, you might be wondering: is now really the right time to jump into something new? A report from CompTIA found that despite the noise around tech layoffs, jobs in the tech sector will actually grow by 3% in 2023 (that’s 286,400 new jobs). Another study from CBRE found that tech workers in the US have increased 11.4% since 2020, a further indication that the tech industry’s hiring slowdown hasn’t impacted the growth of technical roles overall. 

Every company is a tech company today, and demand for talent that can wrangle data, design immersive experiences, and write code continues to rise. New technologies are evolving rapidly. The time to get your foot in the door is now. As more companies invest in areas like AI and immersive experiences, demand for talent with relevant skills will surge. 

So what exactly are the hottest emerging tech jobs? Let’s break down the roles, the job descriptions, what skills you’ll need, and potential salary. 

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Career Tarotscopes For August 2023


Rebecca Szymczak, aka Cardsy B, author of The Saturn Diaries and tarot reader to the stars, consulted her cards and has tips for which signs are going to use the fire of Leo to make big money moves and which should wait for more clarity to appear on the other side of the Lion’s Gate Portal wrapping on the 15th. She also has insight regarding departmental shakeups that can mean more opportunities for growth after the new moon in Leo on August 16.

The first of the month starts with a powerful full moon in Aquarius, bringing attention to equality, justice, and technological innovation. We will likely see shifts in the tech industry and significant advancements toward workplace equality. This month we also have five of the eight planets in our solar system in retrograde. Mercury retrograde begins August 23, reminding us that it’s essential to be more conscious of our words than ever (i.e., no hasty emails).

Whatever your sign, there are plenty of exciting new opportunities — plus some potential work drama  — to look for this month, so read on to see what the cards have in store.

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Info Sessions: Live Answers To Your Bootcamp Questions


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If you’ve been toying with the idea of taking an immersive bootcamp with GA, but have questions holding you back, our live info sessions have the answers.  

Whether you’re looking to jumpstart a complete career change, cross over into a role that requires a specific skill set, level up in your existing role, or just explore your options, attending an info session will provide the details you need to make the right move for you.

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4 Hot Tech Trends You Need to Be Ready For


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Technology is always changing. For job seekers, new technology brings new opportunities. For example, “generative AI” exploded in 2023. And it has already spawned its own ecosystem of startups and jobs. 

When new tech emerges, early adopters stand to benefit. If you learn the hottest new tech skills and tools, you can stand apart from other job seekers. Employers could see you as a leader. You could even carve out your own niche of expertise as an entrepreneur. 

Any technology role requires continuous learning. So if you aspire to work in tech, following what’s new is key. 

Are you ready? Let’s dive into the four hot tech trends to know right now.

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