GIS Training Company Expands to Calgary
TeachMeGIS, a Houston based GIS training company, has recently announced a decision to expand its public petroleum based GIS training classes to Calgary, Canada. This expansion has been expedited by the growing demand for geospatial skills in the industry.
Calgary and Houston are among the top oil and gas cities in the world not only as current, but also future petroleum hot spots. Rigzone.com, an online news source for the oil and gas industry, states: “The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers expects more than 5 percent of global oil production to originate in Western Canada by 2025”. Because of Calgary’s proximity to many large oil and gas plays in Canada, the implications for the city’s growth are very substantial. However, a movement towards growth and increased production indicates a need for expanded expertise – in a field that can be difficult to find training for.
Jennifer Harrison, the president and owner of TeachMeGIS believes the decision to bring petroleum-specific geospatial training to Calgary is a natural one: “Over the years we have had a lot of students travel down to Houston from Calgary to take our classes. The feedback we have gotten after they have returned to work and had a chance to put their new skills to use has been fantastic. Although we have taught private classes in Calgary for years, it has always been a goal of ours to start offering public classes there as well. To me, there has always been a sense of camaraderie between the two cities, so it’s really exciting for us to be able to offer our public petroleum-based GIS training to the general public in our sister city of the north. “
The fact that TeachMeGIS has decided to offer training in Calgary is good news, especially for an industry where maintaining competitive position is key. Their core training, which will be available to the public, includes Fundamentals of ArcGIS for Petroleum, and Intermediate GIS Concepts for Petroleum.
Classes will begin in Calgary on December 8th of this year.
To learn more about the classes, please contact: TeachMeGIS
Michelle Tuller, Client Relations
3000 Wilcrest Suite 195, Houston TX 77042
Office: (713) 278-7883