Maps available from phones do everything from finding the quickest route home to monitoring Artic Sea ice shrinkage. Geospatial technologyâ€”computer hardware and software that collect, analyze, and stitch together data into information-rich mapsâ€”makes these functions possible.
JBS supports the U.S. Department of Labor in providing colleges and career training programs with the framework, tools, and expertise they need to create new mapmakers.
Geospatial technology is a career area in DOLâ€™s Industry Competency Model Initiative, which develops industry-driven training, education, human resource, and credentialing programs. The goal is to help people acquire skills to find jobs and succeed in their careers.
We provide technical support, research, and assistance, working closely with industry champions and industry-savvy experts, including business leaders, college administrators, workforce development professionals, and labor leaders. These champions have developed curricula and college courses that prepare students to meet geospatial technology industry requirements.