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 December 2007 Vol 2. No 11
Dear Workforce3 One Community:

Welcome to the December 2007 edition of Driven by Demand, Workforce3 One's news and information update. This month we continue to feature products and solutions from High Growth Job Training Initiative (HGJTI) Grantees. For December, our newsletter focuses on the Energy and Geospatial Technology Industries. Visit Workforce3 One to read more about the products featured in this newsletter and to find other resources and solutions for these and other industries. To learn about the products and solutions for all industries created to date, check out the Workforce Solutions section of the Web site.  Of course, we welcome you to submit your solutions, too!

In this edition:

 
 Inside Workforce3 One: Innovations for the Energy Industry
Below are solutions from High-Growth Job Training Initiative Grantees for the Energy industry. Many other Energy Industry solutions are available on Workforce3 One-just search! Have an innovative solution for Energy? Share your successes with us! An Energy Industry overview is available on the Career Voyages Web site.
  • The Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD): Meeting the Demand for America's Energy Workforce: The Center for Energy Workforce Development and its partners created a Web site that provides industry information, career opportunities, as well as skill requirements and training information. The key components of the Get Into Energy site are a career assessment tool, a competencies and skills tool, a salary comparison tool, a training and job locator using Google Earth technology, and a model career profile video.

     

  • College of Eastern Utah/Southeast Applied Technology College: Energy Training Center: The College of Eastern Utah will consolidate training programs common to multiple sectors of the energy industry. Foundational courses will include, among others, classes on safety, instrumentation, and technical/skills certification. Courses will be offered to Hispanic and American Indian populations in their native languages. The foundational curriculum for an Associate's Degree in Process Technology designed to meet the common needs of employers in different segments of the energy industry. The curriculum combines basic math, chemistry, physics, and business topics with work-related training in instrumentation, controls measurement, and maintenance.
 
 Inside Workforce3 One: Innovations for Geospatial Technology
Solutions for the Geospatial Technology Industry are all around! Have an innovative solution for Geospatial education, economic, or workforce development? Share your successes with us! A great Geospatial Industry overview is available on the Career Voyages Web site.
  • William F. Goodling Regional Advanced Skills Center (ASC): Geospatial Imagery Analysis Technicians: This grant to William F. Goodling Advanced Skills Center will develop a certificate program in imagery analysis in private and municipal applications with 2+2+2 articulation agreements with high schools, community colleges, and universities to produce imagery analysis technicians. These 2+2+2 articulation agreements provide students and/or workers with career and education advancement tracks, enabled by linked curriculum and levels of education, training and certifications at the high school, community college and university levels.
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College: Preparing Students for Geospatial Jobs: The Geospatial and Information Technology Industries are experiencing a regional workforce shortage of job-ready technicians. Mississippi Gulf Coast College is creating a geospatial occupational pathway with the goal of equipping incumbent, dislocated, and entry-level workers with geospatial skills customized to selected industry sectors and/or employers. The college is also addressing information technology training by strengthening IT instructors' skills in real-world applications and operating as a National Information Technology Apprenticeship System (NITAS) regional center.
  • Rancho Santiago Community College District: Geospatial User Sector Skills Mapping: The Rancho Santiago Community College District will assess the needs for geospatial skills in the natural resources, construction, manufacturing, trade/transportation and other key local geospatial technology user communities and share the results with other community colleges across the nation focusing on meeting geospatial user needs.
  • Institute for GIS Studies, Central Piedmont Community College (IGISS): Geospatial Business Hub Project: This project will develop an industry-led, apprenticeship-based career advancement ladder for specialty certificates and degrees in land records management and utilities-based geospatial technical applications. Goals include establishing the Geospatial Business Hub model and regional infrastructure to provide training for future geospatial technology workers; deploying a program to create geospatial industry support for apprenticeship placements; and developing and delivering training to unemployed and underemployed workers in North Carolina and Tennessee.
 
 Inside Workforce3 One: Webinars
For dates and times of upcoming live Webinars, or to find recorded Webinars topics, visit the Workforce3 One home page, and check out the Webinars section on the right side of the page. A complete listing of recorded Webinars is available when you click the "Recorded Webinars" tab.

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