Esri is the world’s leading provider of geographic information systems (GIS) software. Some 350,000 public, private and non-profit organizations around the world rely on Esri technology. More than one million GIS professionals use Esri’s GIS platform – ArcGIS – to create information products used by countless more knowledge workers, decision makers, and citizen stakeholders.
Since its emergence in the 1960s and 70s, GIS technology has continued to evolve. Learning is a way of life for GIS users. Esri is committed to supporting lifelong learners. Its support extends from teachers, pupils and “GeoMentor” volunteers in schools, to students, educators and researchers in higher education, to recent graduates who aspire to careers in GIS, to GIS professionals who seek to advance their careers, career changers looking for a better future, and even to retirees who seek to give back to their communities. Esri’s offerings for lifelong learners include:
– Software donations and curriculum solutions for primary and secondary schools
– Coordination and training for GeoMentors
– Low cost access to ArcGIS for colleges and universities
– No-cost access for students and recent graduates
– Curriculum solutions for higher education
– Paid internships and conference assistantships
– Esri Press books and associated online exercises
– ArcNews and ArcUser magazines
– Web-based and instructor-led online training
– A Young Professionals Network
– Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and
– Volunteer opportunities for retirees
The goal of Esri’s Lifelong Learning program is to inspire people to apply geography in amazing ways that benefit individuals, families, communities, and our changing world.
For additional information about Esri’s higher education programs, Contact Esri’s Higher Education team at firstname.lastname@example.org.