Bentley Announces BE Careers Network

Bentley Systems, Incorporated (PA, USA) has announced BE Careers Network, an upgrade to its former Bentley Education Network (BEN) that focuses on increasing the number of students entering the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) field. BE Careers Network's first initiative is the BE Careers Program, which is designed to help students understand and become familiar with computer-aided design and architectural design software, and enable colleges and universities to cost-effectively incorporate AEC technology into their curriculums. This new empowerment program gives students practical, hands-on experience with professional AEC technology - the same used by many of the Engineering News-Record Design 500... (read more)
2005-05-26 12:00:00

Leading Universities in Brazil Join Be Careers

The Federal University of São Carlos and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have joined Bentley's Be Careers Network. Through this programme, students and educators gain access to the same professional-grade software and training used by leading design and engineering firms.     The Be Careers Network provides a software suite encompassing the full range of infrastructure disciplines, blended learning that includes technology training via online learning, professional networking via the Be Communities networking site, scholarships, and much more.   Professor Guilherme A. Parsekian, Ph.D., coordinator of Civil Engineering Course, Federal University of São Carlos, said, "The partnership between... (read more)
2011-08-16 09:42:30

Exprodat ArcGIS Training Develops E&P Careers

Exprodat Consulting's oil & gas-based GIS training courses are now included in the Association for Geographic Information's (AGI) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme. These courses are valued by attendees and use petroleum industry workflows, data and best practice to teach E&P professionals how to leverage the power of ESRI's ArcGIS within their projects. Now these courses come with the added benefit of earning attendees CPD points. AGI implemented the CPD plan to allow members to keep a certified and formal record of their professional development. CPD points provide everyone, including colleagues and the public, with a recognised scoring system for... (read more)
2011-03-02 10:25:32

TU Delft Geomatics Day Provides Insight into Future Careers

On Friday 22 June, some 150 people – including many current geomatics students – gathered at the Science Centre of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) for Geomatics Day, chaired by Mathias Lemmens (programme director of the MSc in Geomatics for the Built Environment, and senior editor of 'GIM International'). The aim of the day was twofold: firstly to allow students, alumni, other geoinformation professionals and industry members to meet, and secondly to explore how geomatics contributes to better understanding, management and shaping of the built environment. It proved to be a valuable day, connecting students and young professionals... (read more)
2018-06-28 11:27:22

Intergeo Jobshaker Unites Career Entrants and Employers

The geomatics industry is facing increasing challenges. It spans a broad range of careers, yet there are not enough qualified specialists to be found. Intergeo, taking place from 8 to 10 October 2013 in Essen, Germany, is introducing a new recruitment format, the Jobshaker, designed to encourage interested school pupils, students and career starters into informal discussions with employers about the many different job profiles that make up the geodata industry. Academia and administration are also competing with the usually better-paid positions in private industry when it comes to attracting the shrinking number of applicants. The high drop-out rate of... (read more)
2013-09-04 02:35:21

A Skills Crisis Unfolds

Developments in Geomatics Education (3)
The surveying profession in Australasia is on the cusp of a ‘skills crisis’, there being far too few skilled personnel to fill the many jobs available. For some professionals this has created an unprecedented opportunity, others see it as an embarrassment as they struggle to meet client expectations and demands. The author considers the reasons for the crisis, marketing issues underlying the problem, and future challenges. The activities of the surveying profession in New Zealand and in Australia are very similar. Their primary tasks include topo–graphic, engineering and mining surveys, subdivision design (engineering aspects included) and cadastral surveys. Surveyors are... (read more)
2007-03-21 12:00:00

Intergeo 2019: Special Focus on Young Talent

For the first time, companies, start-ups, students, school pupils, universities and associations are coming together at Intergeo 2019 to create an interactive area focusing specifically on careers, young talent, education and innovation. “The Campus Geoinnovation brings school pupils, students and graduates together with companies, public-sector employers and universities, creating a platform for specialist discussions about career opportunities and job profiles in the geospatial industry. Universities and institutes will also showcase themselves and their graduate courses. The campus is the ideal place to make new contacts and fill specific positions,” says Christiane Salbach, managing director of DVW GmbH. Pitches, hackathons and... (read more)
2019-09-05 09:45:05

Senior Vice President of Product Integration Appointment

GeoEye has appointed Steven P. Wallach to the new position of senior vice president of Product Integration. Mr. Wallach joined GeoEye on 3rd January 2011, and is located at the St. Louis value-added production facility. GeoEye's chief operating officer Bill Schuster said that Steve was part of the senior leadership group at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and is recognised as a leader in the geospatial industry. At GeoEye, he will identify new product opportunities and lead their integration into the company's portfolio. Steve will work closely with all elements of the business to develop detailed business plans as part... (read more)
2011-01-05 04:49:56

UK Businesses Call for Advanced Technology Skills

Influential business leaders across the UK are calling for more graduates with advanced technology and business skills to help them use high-tech systems more effectively across their organisations. According to a survey by ESRI UK, three quarters (74%) of HR leaders think the ideal future manager has an equal understanding of both business and technology. The research was commissioned by ESRI UK to celebrate Geography Awareness Week. The week includes GIS Day on 17th November which aims to promote geography, inspire future careers and encourage the learning of new geographical skills by both teachers and pupils. The GIS Day research... (read more)
2010-11-23 09:09:15

New Name for Geospatial and Surveying Programme

The School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems at the University of New South Wales will be known as the School of Surveying and Geospatial Engineering (SAGE). The name reflects the two degree programs offered by the School: Bachelor of Engineering (Surveying) and Bachelor of Engineering (GIS). The head of SAGE, Professor Chris Rizos, said it was important that the name of the school aid in attracting school leavers and mature-age students to its programmes. The name now reflects accurately the two degrees and the two professional pathways that are offered by the school. He says that surveying has an... (read more)
2012-07-10 09:14:52
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