Drones are changing the way we live and work. Once a military technology, drones are reshaping the future of aviation and how we apply low-cost technologies to solve enduring business challenges. Industries who never would have imagined employing aircraft systems (e.g. agriculture, electric utilities, infrastructure inspection, etc.) are utilizing this amazing technology to boost worker safety, lower costs, and transform their business models.
Even more exciting, drones are part of an enormous emerging industry that will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in America. In fact, after just one year of regulations, the commercial drone industry has grown to nearly 100,000 licensed (remote) pilots, and the FAA predicts that by 2020, there could be anywhere between 400k and 2.3M new remote pilots, setting the stage for a tremendous workforce development challenge.
Since 2015, the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) has pioneered unmanned aviation education, developing curriculum and industry certifications that are accepted, endorsed, and accredited by some of the most prestigious organizations in the world. Now in its fourth year, USI’s drone education program for K-12 and Higher Learning has expanded to over 150 new partner schools in 15 new states and impacts over 2,000 students per year.
The focus of this webinar will be on promoting effective uses of drone technology to facilitate active learning in the classroom, ultimately laying the groundwork for a successful flight program leading to industry certification. The speaker will highlight examples of schools throughout the United States who have launched successful drone education programs, and will discuss how classroom learning, flight simulation, and flight instruction programs can be tailored specifically to captivate a student’s attention, and enable them to discover this technology and pursue a career pathway in unmanned aviation.