Teacher training prepares students for technology careers.

GIT Ahead helps rural high school students to see geospatial technology as a pathway to relevant, exciting, and high-demand careers. A one-year institute trained teachers to develop inquiry-based units using geospatial technologies to explore local environmental issues. Partnerships with employers and a community college provided student internships, job shadowing, and career preparation.

Edu guided internal evaluation conducted by the project team, did a summative study, and helped the project to secure a second round of funding.