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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Volunteers Sought for New Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) Working Group

The National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence, a National Science Foundation funded effort (aka the GeoTech Center), is in the process of updating the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM). The GTCM is a Department of Labor funded effort to identify key skill sets of the geospatial profession and help educators prepare coursework that trains a new generation of professionals. A more comprehensive explanation of its importance can be found in an article written by David DiBiase, the coordinator of the first GTCM working group.

Currently, the GeoTech Center is calling on experienced geospatial professionals to help refine the GTCM. In a letter written by the GeoTech Center's Mr. Rodney Jackson, co-principal investigator, he states:

We are seeking a group of geospatial professionals (approximately 50) to complete a review of the GTCM.  Your commitment would be to complete a review of the GTCM tiers via a survey format and attend 1 to 2 webinars to discuss the survey results.  Your efforts will be the first step in an update to the GTCM and is critical to its success. Would you be willing to serve on this effort to update the GTCM? If so, please go here and complete a contact information form by January 17, 2014.  The GeoTech Center staff will review all interested geospatial professionals in an effort to get a representative collection of industry representatives.

I would highly encourage geospatial professional to contribute to this effort. I was a member of the team that completed the first GTCM and if you would like more information, please feel free to contact me or Mr. Jackson directly.

by Joe Francica on 01/09 at 06:47 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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