Mississippi, USA, 25 April 2006: Digital Quest a development and training in the field of Geospatial Technology oriented company has announced that the William F. Goodling Advanced Skills Center (ASC) in York, Pennsylvania, has been awarded the designation of STARS Regional Geospatial Training Center. The ASC will join the STARS National Geospatial Training Laboratory, located in the Center of Excellence in Geospatial Technologies of the Mississippi Technology Transfer Center at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, as the only facilities authorized for SPACESTARS Teacher Training.
“We have over 25 Geospatial Hub Sites in the United States and the ASC will be the first of these hubs sites to be elevated to this level,” said Eddie Hanebuth, President of Digital Quest. The STARS Certification, a product created by SPACESTARS, LLC, (a partnership between Digital Quest and the Berkley Geo-Research Group), is offered through the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MsET), a technology-based incubator with over 20 geospatial companies.
As a STARS Regional Geospatial Training Center the ASC must meet five requirements: at least one dedicated training lab, instructors continuously trained at the STARS National Geospatial Training Center, offer SPACESTARS courses in the latest available version, offer STARS exams in the latest available versions, and offer geospatial workshops in the local community.
The William F. Goodling Regional Advanced Skills Center, contributes to the development of a local workforce that meets the current needs of industry and is of mutual benefit to the Advanced Skills Center graduates, the manufacturing community, and the entire region.