U.S. Colleges Racing to Offer Unmanned Aircraft Systems Courses


Grossmont College is developing a program in drone technology, due to a recent workshop on careers in drone technology.

“Clearly, the interest is there and with the funding to support developing education and training to support rapidly growing business applications, we have an obligation to the public to build a drone technology program,” college president Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh said following a two-hour workshop last week that drew more than 60 attendees, including those from Los Angeles County.

The college has its eye placed on being the first community college in Southers California to develop a program in drone technology.

College's dean of CTE and Workforce Development, Javier Ayala, said that Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are among two dozens campuses nationwide awarded a U.S. Department of Labor Promise Gran to educate and train student at no cost for high demand jobs.

“Because of the interest in this program and all the related technologies and the recent funding, spring semester will prove to be a very busy semester as we deploy the development stage, as well as solidify potential directions in the myriad of opportunities related to drone technology,” he said.

Nowadays the drone industry worth $127 billion, which represent a business that is growing fast and requiring people who are experts in the technological and aviation.

REFERNCE: http://www.grossmont.edu/news/2016/12/05-drone-technology-workshop.aspx

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