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What do companies in Hawaii need their employees to know about GIS or Remote Sensing?
Are there opportunities for jobs in GIS in the State?
How do companies prefer to train their employees?
Does a certificate program fill the needs of our business community?

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  • 1. CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE IN GIS Presented by: Sarah McLane, GIS Specialist smclane@Hawaii.edu May 2014 Through UH Maui College Victor Rasgado, GIS Specialist victor@Hawaii.edu Christian Hidrobo, GIS Specialist hidrobo@Hawaii.edu
  • 2. Sarah McLane Background • Master’s degree from USC in Geography, specialized in GIS and remote sensing • 9 years experience in GIS for natural resource management in HI • Worked for the following list of companies, organizations or agencies in a GIS capacity: • West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership • Maui Nui Marine Resource Council • Kaheawa Wind Farm • Pacific Whale Foundation • Maui Solar Project • USDA Forest Service • Roth Ecological Designs • UH Maui College • Maui GIS Data Hui member • Own 2 companies – Pono Project LLC & Makali’i Group
  • 3. Workforce Development Interactive Curriculum Design Industry Engagement GIS CERTIFICATE WORKFLOW Creating GIS training that works for Hawaii industries Funded through the Rural Hawaii grant
  • 4. INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT We want to know: • What do companies in Hawaii need their employees to know about GIS or Remote Sensing? • Are there opportunities for jobs in GIS in the State? • How do companies prefer to train their employees? • Does a certificate program fill the needs of our business community?
  • 5. BUILD A SMART PROGRAM Using an online survey tool, we have surveyed 32 different companies or agencies that use GIS in Hawaii.
  • 6. PRELIMINARY RESULTS Companies will hire 104 full time, 35 part time and 21 contract workers with GIS skills in the next 5 years. 23 companies are interested in hosting internships 126 people in these companies need basic GIS training - 29% said certificate program more relevant - 26% said degree program more relevant - 13% said they are the same Rest didn't answer Skills Needed for their business to be successful in GIS: In order of Importance (first is the highest) Data Analysis Data Management Data Visualization ArcGIS online Remote Sensing Programming Data Creation and Acquistion Updates on the newest technology Basic Cartography GPS use Technical Support Project Management Reporting
  • 7. CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE IN GIS Offering a Hyrbid 2 Course Certificate Program completed in 1 semester Have to be enrolled in the college • GIS 150: Intro to GIS/GPS – 8 weeks condensed course – Intro course – ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 & ArcGIS Online – Online, interactive modules to replace lectures – In-person labs & fieldtrips to collect and analyse data • GIS 180: GIS in Ecosystem Management – 8 weeks condensed course – ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 & ArcGIS Online – Focus on Natural Resource Management workflows and analysis
  • 8. INTERACTIVE CURRICULUM DESIGN Instructional Design Team • Using a Program called Articulate, we are building media-rich interactions for our online instructional portions of GIS 150 & GIS 180
  • 9. ARTICULATE QUIZMAKER Students will go through the online modules and answer quiz questions throughout the program.
  • 10. IN-SITU EXPERIENCE We are creating in-person labs and fieldtrips to engage students in the skills they learn through the online modules, providing hands- on learning experiences and opportunities to work with teachers and other students. 150 & 180 can be taken by students on Maui, and Kauai islands, We are also working on in-person Instructors for Lanai and Molokai Hawaii island, with instructors on hand to teach the in-person portions Sorry Oahu
  • 11. TO SIGN-UP FOR COURSES • Have to apply to the college system: – www.Hawaii.edu/admissions – Deadline to apply Aug 1, 2014 for Fall Semester • Submit Health Clearances – Current TB – MMR Shot Record
  • 12. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Industry engagement has shown that employers: • Want “…Specific courses for Natural Resource Managers” • “…need a pool of trained and qualified applicants to fill future need” • Want courses that offer opportunities with “environmental/gov't/NGO agencies that could use some assistance” • Want to improve their ability to provide “long time high value positions on island”
  • 13. AT COURSE COMPLETION… Our Certificate of Competence shows that the recipient has completed a total of 8 hours of coursework in GIS. After 150, they should be able to: • Use GPS unit to find locations and import data into ArcGIS • Use basic ArcGIS functions (online and desktop) • Complete a basic GIS project as assigned to them After 180, they should be able to: • Use GPS unit to collect biological and geographical field data for various ecosystems • Create & edit geodatabases, 2D and 3D map layers, tables, basic models and analyze this information to answer questions • Propose & complete a GIS analysis project of their own design to solve a resource management issue
  • 14. INTERNSHIPS & JOB OPPORTUNITIES We are actively looking for businesses, NGOs or agencies to host our students in Internships or Jobs after their certificate completion. This can include: • Job shadowing • Paid or unpaid internships • Full, part time or contract jobs Any interested parties, please contact me at smclane@hawaii.edu
  • 15. Mahalo! Sarah E McLane Smclane@Hawaii.edu 808-268-6680 Victor Rasgado, GIS Specialist victor@Hawaii.edu Christian Hidrobo, GIS Specialist hidrobo@Hawaii.edu