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Part of the President's High Growth Job Training Initiative, which is helping workers find and prepare for jobs in America's fastest growing industries, is impacting the GIS industry. The Department of Labor has targeted the fast-growing geospatial industry to make investments in geospatial technology training to equip workers with the skills necessary to take advantage of the nations top growing industries. This program allows for the establishment of geospatial business hubs in Charlotte, NC, and Nashville, TN, to provide apprenticeship training in geospatial technology applications. The curriculum delivers training in geospatial-based land management and utilities services in both regions of the country. GIS software will be one of the main focuses of the program. This paper will focus on how providing more skilled workers in the geospatial field will enable the US workforce to compete in today's global economy and serve the GIS industry and its needs.