Overview of Professional Training Programs
The GTI develops custom professional training programs for groups of overseas professionals. These training programs bring together current and potential overseas partners with the NC State University faculty, students, and staff in a focused, intensive, and relevant format.
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GTI training programs can include hands-on activities, directed group discussions, question and answer format, and interactive online materials, in addition to lectures with PowerPoint slide presentations and print handouts. Most programs are between one and three weeks in length (most are two business weeks), but some programs are as short as three days and longer programs are also possible. All training programs include a number of guided tours and off-campus site visits to industry or government facilities that are relevant to the program content. For groups where the participants are not fluent in English, we provide one or more competent interpreters for all lectures, provided meals, and site visits.
Hotel reservations (ranging from dormitory style to luxury hotels) and meal provisions are negotiated beforehand to match the desires and budget of each group. Local travel arrangements (from airport arrival to airport departure in Raleigh, daily travel between hotel and training site, as well as site visits and shopping trips) are provided in clean and modern vans with experienced and friendly drivers. Optional excursions before or after the training program to partner providers or relevant activities in other cities and states can also be arranged. Program participants who complete the training program will receive a signed Certificate of Completion from NC State University. Visit the specific program pages below to learn more about common program topics and read what participants are saying about our programs. The training program listed below are some of our more popular training programs, but other topics are possible given the breadth and depth of our faculty expertise at NC State.
The expert presenters in the GTI training programs are often teaching faculty and top administrators from NC State University, but we also have among our program faculty instructors from neighboring colleges (e.g., UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, Wake Technical Community College), state and federal government agencies (current and/or recently retired employees), as well as successful industry leaders and consultants.
Contact the GTI to discuss your training needs, approximate number of participants, and time frame. We have a worksheet to help you with some preliminary decisions and possibilities here. After learning what your objectives and desires are, we will draft a schedule with specific training topics and send them to you for review. After negotiating and confirming any changes we will send you a contract and invoice with instructions for wiring the training program fee. We will also issue invitation letters and instructions on how to apply for the appropriate visa in your country.
Training program participants from some countries are able to take advantage of the Visa waiver program the US has with selected countries. Some GTI participants are eligible for a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa and others use a B-1 visitor visa. The GTI will provide invitation letters and any necessary documentation for visa applications. We recommend that participants apply for visas (and any specific travel or budget permissions) several months in advance.
Chinese banking delegation on a site visit
International scientists train at BTEC
Chinese teachers train at NC State
Highlighted Training Programs (select a program to see sample topics covered, speaker profiles, and testimonials)
- Higher Education Administration
- Drug Safety and Pharmaceutical Topics
- Food Safety and HAACP Inspections
- Public Administration and Non-Profit Sector
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Teacher Training and Workforce Development
Other topics such as Forestry, Renewable Energy and Biofuels Production, and other areas where NC State faculty excel are possible.
Contact the GTI today to see if we can provide the tools for your university or agency needs to succeed in today's global market. Feel free to email us in English, Chinese, French, or Spanish.