Ways to Help Students Get Started
Is your school holding a Career Day? If so, invite your local TSPS chapter to be a presenter. They will gladly speak about the profession and may also bring field equipment for their presentations. Contact TSPS Public Relations Committee Chairman, Jamie Gillis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
TSPS offers an Educators Retreat to high school teachers and counselors who want to gain knowledge pertaining to the great surveying career opportunities available in Texas. Helpful teaching and career-plan materials are also made available to attendees. If you are a high school educator and interested in attending this retreat, contact University Advisory Chair, Patti Williams at email@example.com.
Trig*Star is an extra-curricular competition held each year across Texas. The timed exercise involves solving trigonometry problems using right triangle formulas and the laws of sines and cosines. It’s a perfect opportunity to introduce students to the surveying profession. Visit nspsmo.org for more details or to contact Trig*Star Chair, John Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your school/students for the competition.
SkillsUSA is a non-profit youth organization which facilitates trade and industry education, enhances curriculum and involves all students. Land Surveying is one of the largest SkillsUSA competitions in the state of Texas and students that have competed in the land surveying program have received scholarships to college, passed certified surveying exams and have easily found employment within the surveying profession. For more information visit: skillsusatx.org or contact TSPS SkillsUSA Chair, Shaun Piepkorn at email@example.com.
For more information, please visit the following land surveying/GIS/mapping education resources to realize the tremendous opportunities for your students who choose a land surveying career path.
George Washington As A Land Surveyor (Lesson Plan)