The program for the 2014 annual meeting of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP) has been released. The program has both preconference workshops and presentations and can be found at: http://kampro.org/ky-gis-conference/conference-agenda and an Acrobat (pdf) version is located at: http://kampro.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/2014KAMPconference1.pdf. To register for the KAMP annual meeting or preconference workshops go to the organization’s website located at: http://kampro.org.
2014 Kentucky GIS Conference September 15th – 17th, 2014 at the Galt House in downtown Louisville, Kentucky
We are pleased to inform you that the article "Tiered Internship Model for Undergraduate Students in Geospatial Science and Technology" by Irina A. Kopteva*, Donna Arkowski & Elaine L. Craft has been published in Community College Journal of Research and Practice on Taylor & Francis Online. It is available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10668926.2013.821960.
The article discusses development, implementation and evaluation of a tiered internship program for undergraduate students in geospatial science and technology (TIMSGeoTech) that assists education programs in providing skill development that is relevant and useful, and aligns graduates and their skills with industry needs through internship experiences. The unique internship tiers clarify the U.S. Department of Labor’s requirements on geospatial technician competencies and preparation. The vibrant internship process and its thorough evaluation improve the relevance of coursework to today’s geospatial applications and competencies, student academic performance, student retention and graduation rates, and employer’s satisfaction. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant DUE #0902511.
Keywords: Workforce development, Career-Technical Education, internship, geospatial skills, undergraduate students
Correspondence contact: Dr. Irina A. Kopteva, Geography Department, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, CO, USA11195 Highway 83, R-13, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, USA
Reference: Community College Journal of Research and Practice 00:1-10, 2014
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ISSN: 1066-8926 print/1521-0413 online
The GeoTech Center received the Innovations Award from the HI-TEC Conference which recently concluded in Chicago. The award was received based upon the work done with the U.S. Department of Labor in the development of the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM), the development of a community of practice, as well as the DACUMs and the National Locator Map. Click here to read the entire article published by Directions magazine.
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