Youth engagement is both a road to better community results and a positive result as it can lead to growth in the geospatial sector. Youth learn about the various geospatial communities and how they can play a role in the future of the sector. They develop research, leadership, community organizing, and decision-making skills. It helps young people build skills and networks that are valued in the workplace and can thus be a source of industry prosperity. 

TECTERRA’ s youth engagement initiative is designed to encourage geospatial thinking in young minds. Fostering thinking in this area will lead to more engagement in the geospatial industry in the long-term. TECTERRA will provide funding through grant programs to establish or improve facilitation in the learning and curiosity of young people under 18.