Learn the fundamentals of geographic information system (GIS) mapping and drone operations. You’ll learn about emerging technologies, standardization of data collection methods and industry best practices on low-level aerial data collection. Gain skills that are transferable across multiple sectors including forestry, aquaculture, resource and environmental management.
This training is free for qualified applicants. Funding eligibility is reviewed as part of the application process.
Application fee for this program has been covered by grant funding. To start your application, click apply now and follow EducationPlannerBC's instructions. When you reach the review and submit screen, click the “I have an approved application fee waiver” radio button and add NIC2021MC in the Waiver Code box to have the application fee waived
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This training is of value and relevance to individuals seeking training to diversify their careers in resource sectors. We’ve heard from industry in the region that there is a skills gap for both GIS and drone operation. This training will enable students to upskill and expand their career opportunities while helping to meet labour market needs.
Cheryl O'Connell, dean, trades & technical programs