The Heldrich Center will perform two tasks to better understand the workforce demand and educational supply dynamics related to GIS in the southern New Jersey area. First, the Center will perform a detailed assessment of the GIS-related workforce and skill needs of employers. Second, the Center will develop a profile of existing GIS education and training activities at the community college and four-year college levels, as well as major programs at the secondary level. These activities will be used to clarify the gaps that exist between the skill needs of local employers and the current capacity of the region’s education system to meet these needs. Project deliverables will identify key findings on the nature of the demand for GIS workers in the region, the current capacity of the region to meet these needs, and suggested action steps for building new educational programs that address important gaps between employer demand and educational supply in the region.