With the aim of empowering schools with next generation technologies, Esri India has unveiled the “GeoMentor Program”.
The GeoMentor program is focused on encouraging the GIS enthusiasts and practitioners in India to come forward and skill school students in India in GIS technology. GeoMentors would be empowered with course material, training, and support infrastructure to equip them, become a mentor for school within their region and community. Esri India has already trained more than 1000 school students and teachers through a pilot program in Delhi-NCR region (June’18 – October’18).
Commenting on the announcement, Agendra Kumar, President, Esri India said, “The relevance of GIS technology and its adoption in the technology we use in our daily life is increasing rapidly each day. In coming years GIS will be used extensively along with other emerging technologies including Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Drones, Cloud Computing and Robotics. This makes it imperative for us to introduce the knowledge of GIS technology in the learning process of the students and further build GIS professionals in India. Program will also help the mentors by enriching their knowledge on the subject and play an instrumental role in building GIS skills in India.”
The company has been promoting GIS know-how through other programs like GIS Academia Council and mApp Your Way.