Learning As We Go: A Journey in GIS Training for the Workforce
Track: Education and Training
Authors: Jane Schafer-Kramer
The California Department of Water Resources acquired enterprise licensing of ArcGIS in 2008. GIS technology suddenly became accessible to anyone in the Department of 3,000+ employees who had not only the curiosity and the business need, but also the requisite skills and training to make use of it. Along with the enterprise licensing agreement came the “Learning and Service” credits, but we quickly realized that we would have to be creative in devising a training scheme for our workforce.