First Peace Corps Surveyors and Engineers

by R. C. Brinker,


Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1963, Vol. 89, Issue 2, Pg. 13-26


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Many of the first Peace Corps surveyors were given primary rather than refresher training at Texas Western College. The civil engineers were all college graduates and lacked only practical experience. The training program was prepared with a minimum of information available on the duties to be performed by the volunteers in Tanganyika but required few changes. A wide variety of jobs is being filled satisfactorily by the volunteers, with some surveyors doing the work of highway engineers. Representatives of technical societies must assist the Peace Corps in establishing levels of technical competence for surveyors and engineers.

Subject Headings: Geomatic surveys | Training | Colleges and universities | Volunteerism | Information management | Job satisfaction | Highway engineering

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