Red, White, & Blue Education
With Independence Day coming up this week, and thinking about the NCSS Education Foundation’s mission being to aid in seeing professionally educated Surveyors. I found the following information pretty interesting. Jim Clifton, since 1988, has served as the CEO of Gallop. He wrote a book released last year all about the subject of jobs and job creation. In his book he noted that Education is a crucial factor. “Universities are a critical part of new-company formation, and America has a decided advantage because its top 100 universities … Great universities are the origin of most highly successful startups. By design, they have the best ecosystem for entrepreneurship and innovation. Universities are target-rich with inventions and smart business models. They also have a disproportionately high number of super mentors of all kinds populating them. More super mentors are highly involved in the top 100 universities in a wider variety of activities than anywhere else. The overall university system in the U.S. has been and remains the best in the world”. I have been witness to that very statement. The Be a Surveyor website, over the last few months, has received inquiries from international land surveying students seeking information on education and internship opportunities here in the states. It just goes to show that quality education is still made in the USA.
And with that in mind I want to thank everyone who has giving and/or volunteered their time to the NCSS education foundation. Accomplishing our mission is only possible with your help! Also Congratulations to our Raffle winners! Our next Directors Meeting is coming up on July 13, and I’m excited to meet the new folks who are getting on board. Until then, stay safe in this heat!