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Topcon champions next generation of surveyors with sponsorship of Get Kids into Survey Ambassador Hub

By Eric Van Rees - 27th February 2024 - 15:20

Next stage of support announced for project to promote surveying as a career for young students

Topcon Positioning Systems has expanded its support of the Get Kids into Survey (GKiS) project, becoming the sole sponsor of the Global Brand Ambassador Hub. The new platform will provide a comprehensive set of resources to the project’s Brand Ambassadors, a global community of volunteers who visit schools to champion surveying as a career and introduce students to the surveying and geospatial industries.

Get Kids into Survey began in 2017, when founder Elaine Ball created a poster that surveyors could use to explain their work to their children. Since then, the project has continued to demystify the work of surveyors for young audiences, supported by an industry well aware of the need to attract the next generation of surveyors.

The sponsorship is the latest in Topcon’s longstanding support of GKiS. The Hub will allow GKiS to develop and host resources for the global network of Ambassadors to use when exhibiting at careers fairs, providing workshops, and organizing educational activities across more than 30 countries.

By sponsoring a homework project with GKiS, Topcon will also have its own unique GKiS cartoon character, Yumi the Wildcat Survey Ninja. Yumi will be the face of the Topcon brand to young aspiring surveyors and be given her own Character Spotlight on the GKiS blog.

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