National Geospatial Advisory Committee Workforce Development Subcommittee Update

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National Geospatial Advisory Committee Workforce Development Subcommittee Update March 17, 2011 2010 Subcommittee Members

National Geospatial Advisory Committee Workforce Development Subcommittee Update March 17, 2011 2010 Subcommittee Members Sean Ahearn (Co-chair) Sophia Beym Dave Di. Sera (Co-chair) Kass Green Randy Johnson Matt O’Connell Steve Wallach National Geospatial Advisory Committee

Sub-committee Purpose “Provide recommendations on approaches to develop intergovernmental and publicprivate strategies to facilitate

Sub-committee Purpose “Provide recommendations on approaches to develop intergovernmental and publicprivate strategies to facilitate the development, training, and retention of a highly skilled workforce to meet the expanding geospatial needs of public and private-sector organizations. ” National Geospatial Advisory Committee

2010 Sub-committee Activities n Research and assess geospatial workforcerelated studies and activities completed, currently

2010 Sub-committee Activities n Research and assess geospatial workforcerelated studies and activities completed, currently planned or underway, including the following: q q n Research current and future needs Sub-committee focus for 2010 Research to assess what already exists Identify best practices Define gap between “need” and existing/projected workforce Develop initial recommendations on how FGDC can engage in and support geospatial workforce development activities National Geospatial Advisory Committee

Subcommittee Suggested Recommendations for 2011 n n Review the existing “externally” focused Federal GIS

Subcommittee Suggested Recommendations for 2011 n n Review the existing “externally” focused Federal GIS Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes and compare to “internally” focused Federal SOC codes Work with geospatial industry associations and educational institutions to identify and document public-private geospatial workforce development best practices National Geospatial Advisory Committee

Subcommittee Suggested Recommendations for 2011 n Develop recommendations on how FGDC can engage in

Subcommittee Suggested Recommendations for 2011 n Develop recommendations on how FGDC can engage in and support geospatial workforce development activities, including the following: q q Investigate collaboration opportunities with the Department of Labor on geospatial workforce development to document gaps between needs and projected workforce, estimating the workforce demand, and methods for closing the gaps Investigate opportunities to build on the efforts from the NRC Study on the Future US Workforce for Geospatial Intelligence, or other Federal initiatives National Geospatial Advisory Committee

Workforce Development Subcommittee Questions? National Geospatial Advisory Committee

Workforce Development Subcommittee Questions? National Geospatial Advisory Committee