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Friday, October 1, 2010

Webinar: The New Geospatial Jobs and How to be Ready for Them

Sponsored by: Penn State University Online
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US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA) currently identifies 10 distinct geospatial occupations, six of which are new as of December 2009.  The projected growth in these occupations, 2008-18, ranges from 7% to over 20%, and the DOL classifies them as “green occupations” having a “bright outlook.” 

Recent collaboration between DOLETA and National Geospatial Technology Center has produced the Geospatial Technology Competency Model designed to support career guidance, curriculum development, and outreach in communicating the geospatial field to the public.

Join experts from industry, the Department of Labor, and higher education to learn about the impact of formally defining these geospatial occupations and how the competency model will support the expected high level of growth for jobs in the geospatial enterprise. Speakers will include David DiBiase from Penn State University, Rich Serby of GeoSearch,Brad Wiggins from the Department of Labor, and Wes Stroh, Penn State’s series moderator.

Who should attend:

Everyone interested learning about job growth in the geospatial enterprise, and how to be prepared for those jobs.

Ed. Notes: 

1. A Q&A article was written based on questions that were not answered during the webinar.

2. This is the first in a series of six webinars sponsored by Penn State University that are part of the Inside Geospatial Education and Research series.

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