EDC hosting introductory GIS course in February
Posted January 6, 2023 at 12:14 pm by San Juan Update
The EDC sends along an update about the next installment in their tech training initiative.
The Economic Development Council of San Juan County will facilitate a GIS learning cohort this winter as part of their Tech Training Accelerator Initiative.
This cohort will follow the upcoming Esri course titled Going Places with Spatial Analysis. This course will help participants gain a deeper understanding of spatial data analysis and the important role location plays in a variety of business and policy matters. The course will be offered online through Esri, and a cohort of students will meet each week with an EDC advisor to achieve successful benchmarks, working through the course materials on their own schedules.
In this course, students will learn how to identify and describe uses of several spatial analysis techniques, while gaining hands-on experience with authentic spatial analysis workflows in a cloud-based mapping environment. The assignments will use ArcGIS Online, which will be provided for the duration of the course. This low-cost course is open to participants from San Juan County, ages 18 and older, who are looking to enter careers in GIS.
The course will be broken into weekly sections that can be completed on one’s own schedule, averaging three to four hours per week. The EDC will host weekly advisory meetings via Zoom, on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m., from Feb. 1 to March 15. These meetings will give participants the opportunity to check in with the rest of the group, discuss course material, and ask questions. Participants who finish the course within the six-week timeframe will earn a certificate of completion from Esri.
A $50 registration fee is required. Visit the EDC website for more information and to register. For questions, contact EDC Tech Training Coordinator Jillian Urbach at 360–378-2906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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