Ensuring the industry is equipped with a workforce is part of TECTERRA’s mission to grow the geospatial industry. As new industries come into play and gain interest in people early in their careers, its important to think about recruitment and the role it plays in a prosperous economy. By investing in geomatics related post-secondary students, we are investing in the future of the industry.
The bursaries will go to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in remote sensing, computer science with GIS or geography. Students intending to pursue a career in GIS, remote sensing, land surveying, software development, spatial modelling, mapping or cartography, and those with experience in innovation and entrepreneurship, will be given preference. The awards will be given to students based on the number of credit hours they’ve completed and financial need.
The scholarship program is part of TECTERRA’s vision to encourage workforce growth in the geospatial industry. University of Calgary, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and Northern Albert Institute of Technology (NAIT) are also participating in the program. This program is a one-time contribution of $100,000 per institution for a five-year program which provides full tuition, books, and fees for between two and three students in the final years of their program.