A nearly $900,000 grant has been awarded by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program that will help Virginia Western Community College students get jobs in geospatial technology. The Expanding Geospatial Technician Education Through Virginia’s Community Colleges project will create academic pathways and train faculty on the use of geospatial technology. Additional participating community colleges include Thomas Nelson Community College, Southwest Virginia Community College and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.
Here is the press release from Virginia Western Community College.
ROANOKE – A new grant by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advanced Technological Education program will help Virginia Western Community College create a pathway for students to gain employment in the growing field of geospatial technology. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment in geospatial technology is expected to increase 35 percent by 2020. Read more »