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GISCI Welcomes WGI as a GISCI-Designated Endorsing Employer

WGI’s thought leadership with leading-edge, remote-sensing, and GIS technology, provides cost-effective, real-world solutions to meet clients’ geospatial needs on even the most challenging projects.
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GISCI Endorsement

The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is pleased to announce WGI, Inc. as a GISCI-designated Endorsing Employer. WGI is a full-service multi-disciplinary consulting firm, providing professional services since 1972 with 25 offices nationwide. WGI’s Geospatial Division includes nearly 200 professionals measuring the world with a diverse range of geospatial technology. Their focus is on driving innovation. It’s not a matter of if they can do the project, but how.

Combining the staff’s thought leadership with leading-edge, remote-sensing, and GIS technology, they provide cost-effective, real-world solutions to meet clients’ geospatial needs on even the most challenging projects. At WGI, they move beyond repeating what’s already been done – they aspire to push the boundaries with unmatched value to their clients, the reason they are purposefully different. Learn more about WGI at www.wginc.com

Here are some quotes from WGI Employees and the value they see in the GISP program:

  • “The GISP was the first professional certification/license I earned almost 20 years ago. Since earning that certification, I am proud to continue advocating for geospatial professionals to reach for similar career milestones.”

  • “Not only are professional certifications, like the GISP, important to our associates, they are critically important to our client organizations.”

  • “I am proud to be a leader in an organization that is willing to invest in professional development for its associates.”

The GIS Certification Institute created the GISCI Endorsing Employer Designation Program to help increase the value of GISP® Certification for our primary stakeholders and help facilitate the growth of the GISP Program within the geospatial community. The GISCI will grant the GISCI Endorsing Employer Designation to organizations that meet the criteria established by the GISCI as supportive of GIS Professionals and the GISP Certification process by way of internal activities, programs, and policies. The designation is not only a commitment to GISP Certification for staff, but also to uphold the ideals of the GIS Certification Institute.

The GISCI Endorsing Employer Designation is available to all organizations (public, private/commercial) apart from GISCI member organizations. Organizations seeking the designation must submit a formal application listing the criteria met as verified by the organization’s HR representative.

A review committee will evaluate each application, and if the organization meets the criteria, the committee will forward the application to the GISCI Board of Directors for approval. Each approved GISCI Endorsing Employer will last for three (3) years, provide the organization with permission to display their organization logo on our website, and provide permission to display the GISCI Endorsing Employer designation on their website. There is no cost to obtain this designation. A list of GISCI Endorsing Organizations can be found on the GISCI website at: https://www.gisci.org/Employers/GISCI-Endorsing-Employer/GISCI-EndorsingOrganizations

About GISCI The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is a non-profit organization that promotes the advancement of proficient GIS professionals through its international GISP® (Certified GIS Professional) certification program. The Institute fosters rigorous professional and ethical standards, community engagement, and professional mentoring within the GIS industry. GISCI’s member organizations include the American Association of Geographers (AAG), the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC), the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA).

More information about the GISCI is available at www.gisci.org and about WGI at https://wginc.com/

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