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Training Need Assessment and Designing Training Methods for INSPIRE Capacity Building

Arif Cagdas Aydinoglu, Suleyman Salih Birhan, Onur Lenk and Mahir Güney

(Submission #312)


Abstract

“Technical Assistance for Capacity Building in the Horizontal Sector for the Implementation of the INSPIRE Directive” Project is funded by European Union and Turkish Republic. In the context of Training Need Assessment (TNA) for this project, the goal is to specify the competences and training needs of GIS employees working at public institutions, local governments, private sector organizations and academies that generate and utilize geographical data in their implementations. Through TNA methodology, the “Survey” study was prepared for analyzing workspace knowledge, GIS qualification and training need of GIS employees. 1890 people filled out the survey from the date of letter of demand sent by the Directorate General of GIS on 01.08.2016. Major part of survey, 62.38%, was filled out by Public Bodies and 34.44% by local government employees, 2.17% by Private Sector and 0.48% by GIS employees at universities and research agencies. Surveys filled in on web-basis are assessed throughout statistical analysis.

The aforesaid levels of competences as defined were also utilized for analyzing GIS educations at universities and GIS national qualifications in order to specify the training need for trainees in the context of capacity building. Optimum need for specialists in the context of INSPIRE activities are calculated by paying regard to the duties and responsibilities of public institutions and/or organizations and local governments defined as INSPIRE and/or Turkey National SDI stakeholder and to the responsibilities defined in the context of Institutional Analysis.

Considering the qualifications of currently available personnel at institutions as specified with the TNA, training materials with slides and textbooks were prepared for 20 course modules. All training materials were published on the web portal. Training is provided to a certain number of personnel, who are defined according to optimum need for specialists and have at least the following levels of qualifications: (a) INSPIRE Introduction Level Training, (b) INSPIRE Training, (c) INSPIRE Data Specialist (d) INSPIRE Network Service Specialist, (e) Others (as per training needs). 840 personnel from municipalities, central and provincial public institutions were educated with 5-days trainings. 200 experts received two-days awareness seminar.

Categories

Topic Area:  [2.2] INSPIRE in education - concepts and examples for INSPIRE in the curriculums of schools, vocational colleges and universities n
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

Additional Fields

 
Comments:   capacity building, training, training assessment, training portal, training material


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