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Warner Secures Grant For NOVA Tech Program

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Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) learns about Geospatial Technology (GST) with NOVA GST student Chris Wideman.
Jonathan Wilson
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) learns about Geospatial Technology (GST) with NOVA GST student Chris Wideman.

By Jonathan Wilson

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) visited the Reston campus of Northern Virginia Community College today. Warner has secured federal funding for a program training students in one of the few fields showing steady growth in this economy.

The $200,000 grant will help the college expand its online efforts for geospatial technology courses, also known as Geographic Information Systems, or GIS. GIS specialists are the people who help program GPS devices, or help large companies decide where to locate stores.

"I think this is just one more area of how Virginia can maintain its competitive edge, and how greater Washington can maintain its competitive edge in the technology space," says Warner.

NOVA started its geospatial technology program in spring 2006. More than 150 students have come through it so far.

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