Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Geospatial Industry Workforce Information System

Good Morning! It's good to be back in the office for the day and only have one meeting to discuss our grant funded tree inventory. I hope to get caught up on some other things before I leave town on Friday. Have a great day!

"A Pilot, Experimental and Demonstration Program for the High-Growth Geospatial Technologies Industry: "Defining and Communicating Industry Workforce Demand" is the result of a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s High Growth Job Training Initiative, a collaborative effort to help team people with the jobs that are needed. The initiative is a strategic effort to prepare workers to take advantage of new and increasing job opportunities in high-growth, high-demand, and economically vital sectors of the American economy. The High Growth Job Training Initiative has identified the geospatial sector as one of 12 that is projected to have far-reaching impact on the U.S. economy. GITA/AAG will partner with universities, geospatial vendor and user organizations, and other nonprofit, trade, and educational associations to build the needed education, employment, and economic development capacity to meet the geospatial industry workforce needs." This is great news for those of that already work in the geospatial industry. The draft Phase I report is available online and has some interesting information about titles used in the geospatial industry. Check it out at http://www.aag.org/giwis/. 4 Days!!

1 comment:

PsychoMapper said...

Hey, where in thundering tarnation did Kinky go? He gave the page some much needed color! Hopefully, he'll do the same for the great state of Texas when he's elected guv'nor. Yeeeeeee-haw!!!

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