A New TECTERRA Program Creates Geomatics Jobs in Alberta
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A New TECTERRA Program Creates Geomatics Jobs in Alberta

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Nov 29, 2010 -- TECTERRA Inc. launched the GEO-Placement Funding Program today, which provides grant funding for Alberta-based geomatics Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to hire new, Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) to advance the commercialization of geomatics in Alberta.

"We are excited about the launch of this program," says Dr. Mohamed Abousalem, Chief Executive Officer of TECTERRA. "One of TECTERRA's primary objectives as an organization is to increase geomatics employment opportunities for HQPs in Alberta and to generate economic value for geomatics companies. GEO-Placement will help companies employ highly qualified personnel who will serve long-term business needs."

Under the GEO-Placement Funding Program, successful applicants will be awarded a non-repayable grant of 50% of the position salary, up to $50,000, for a period of one year. GEO-Placement funding will be awarded based on an open call for proposals. For a full program description including criteria and funding application, visit the HQP Placement section of the Programs page at www.tecterra.com.


TECTERRA Inc. is a national organization supporting the Canadian development and commercialization of geomatics technologies for integrated resource management. With current funding from the Province of Alberta and Government of Canada, TECTERRA invests in technology solutions for energy, forestry, agriculture, environment, and land management and development applications. The first centre of its kind, TECTERRA works with industry, entrepreneurs, researchers, and government partners to enable the use of geomatics technologies in addressing local, national and global challenges in resource management. TECTERRA, a non-profit organization, is governed by an independent Board of Directors representing key industry sectors associated with TECTERRA's focus markets. For more information, visit www.tecterra.com.

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