SLCC Receives U.S. Department of Labor Geospatial Grant

SLCC is a partner in the $20 million National Information, Security, and Geospatial Technology Consortium. Funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant, this partnership will help the College train people for new and emerging jobs in geospatial technologies.

Salt Lake City, UT January 30, 2013 SLCC is a partner in the $20 million National Information, Security, and Geospatial Technology Consortium. Funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant, this partnership will help the College train people for new and emerging jobs in geospatial technologies.

As a partner in grant, SLCC is part of a national consortium including colleges from six states. The grant’s express mission is to offer services to individuals who are seeking training and job placement assistance in industries using geospatial technologies.

Careers are available in many industries including development planning, business and marketing, education, defense, intelligence, utilities, natural resources sciences, and public safety.

Students enrolled in the grant receive: mentoring from industry professionals, career counseling, individualized academic counseling, specialized tutoring, and virtual internships.

The grant’s lead applicant, Collin College in Texas, invited Salt Lake Community College to participate because of SLCC’s nationally recognized geospatial technology programs.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, visit: http://www.slcc.edu/gis.

About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 62,000 students each year, the College is the largest supplier of workforce development programs in the State of Utah. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.

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