Geospatial Jobs and the Geospatial Technology Competency Model

That's the title of a Direction Mag article, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, After All, It’s About Geospatial Jobs.

The summary: "The geospatial technology professional is at a turning point. The U.S. Department of Labor has identified the need for 330,000 qualified geospatial technologists to fill positions during the next 10 years. On top of that, geospatial technology is embedded in both mobile location apps and enterprise computing, increasing awareness of the technology and the need for those who understand GIS. So, where will we find qualified professionals to do the job? Editor in Chief Joe Francica looks at an important initiative that supports job training and education."

The article revolves around the GTCM: "[...] the completion of the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM), a descriptive treatise that supports the development of geospatial technology curricula at the community college level [in the U.S.]."

One comment

  1. How about actually offering people jobs that post resumes with GIS experience on Monster.com and Linkedin.com. My resume has been posted for years and I've gotten no offers. phft.