Currently, EMU is the convenor of the Geospatial Technologies Talent Consortium (GTTC) through Marshall Plan for Talen Program administered by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. The GTTC consortium consists of Wayne County RESA, the MiSTEM Network, Michigan Works!-Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA), Van Buren Public Schools, Michigan Communities Association of Mapping Professionals (MiCAMP), and other a dozen school districts and community/business partners in SE Michigan and Grand Traverse City Region.
The main mission of Geospatial Technologies Talent Consortium is developing the geospatial technologies talent pipeline in high-demand geo-tech fields in Michigan. GTTC has four goals (1) enabling students to have high demand and high-wage career experience through accomplishing GIS (geographic information systems or called geo-spatial technologies) internship projects in businesses; (2) to earn Industrial GIS Certification (ArcGIS Desktop Entry-level Certificate) through competency-based GIS instruction and hands-on experience through GIS internship; (3) to have options earning university concurrent/dual enrollment and early-middle college credits; and (4) providing professional development opportunities in GIS for teachers who can integrate GIS as learning and teaching tools in the STEM courses.
Please visit the GTTC Webpage for updated information, www.migttc.com.