The National Information Security and Geospatial Technologies Consortium (NISGTC) is seeking more students for its three-year, $20 million federal grant established last year. Collin College [TX] serves as the lead for the consortium that includes Bellevue College, Bunker Hill Community College, Del Mar College, Moraine Valley Community College, Rio Salado College and Salt Lake Community College.
The program is aimed at retraining those whose jobs have been sent overseas. It specializes in training individuals in cybersecurity, geospatial technology, programming and networking, and data communications. This is the first I've heard of the program since the grant was announced. I've heard nothing from Bunker Hill CC, just up the road from me.
In India, a small pilot of caree-focused GIS intruction was begun in 2010. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Rolta built the program. After a few more pilots the program is set to expand across the country. Training is taking place at two of Rolta's facilities.
Now the Board is planning to expand the reach of the course across the country from the session 2013-14. In this context Board has decided to organize the following Workshop and Teachers Training programmes...
The Rocky Mountain chapter of URISA is offering two $500 scholarships to any undergraduate or graduate student attending school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming. Applications are due Sept 7.
- details via GIS User