Introductory Metadata, GIS, GPS, New Technologies and Cartographic Design Training Courses

Training opportunities for American Indians and those who work with Tribal entities, to attend introductory Metadata, GIS, GPS, new Technologies and Cartographic Design training courses at the U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

In partnership with the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), funding opportunities are provided for American Indians and for those who work for a Tribal entity, to attend the following courses at the FWS National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), in support of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure:

TEC7112 – GIS Introduction for Conservation Professionals         
Offered November 4-6, 2008, May 19-21, 2009 & July 14-16, 2009.

TEC 7118 – GIS Cartographic Design
Offered Augusg 25-27, 2009.

TEC7132 – GPS Introduction for Natural Resource Field Personnel
Offered Mar 2-5, 2009, August 3-6, 2009.

Funding covers tuition and per diem (food and lodging) at the FWS NCTC in Shepherdstown, WVA  Air Fare and rental car must be provided by the participant.   Failure to cancel within 2 weeks of the course will prohibit you from enrolling in classes with FWS for one year.

Tribal students can attend with tuition and NCTC room/meal fees covered by a grant from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) through the Federal Geographic Data Committee. Accepted tribal applicants need only to pay for travel to Shepherdstown and personal incidentals.  Interested tribal members should e-mail their desire to attend either these courses, to Bonnie Gallahan (BGallahan [at] of USGS/FGDC and request a voucher number:

  1. Go to the FWS National Conservation Training Center’s (NCTC) public catalog web site at: , search for course and apply. When applying, select “Contract Agreement” for payment type and enter the voucher number and the following: Bonnie Gallahan, 590 National Ctr, Reston, VA 20192 703-648-6084.

 If you have any questions, call Bonnie Gallahan, USGS/FGDC, at 703-648-6084, or Glenn Gravatt, NCTC Technical Training Coordinator, at 304-876-7456.

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