The Unmanned Safety Institute launches drone STEM program.

SUAS News:  The Unmanned Safety Institute, the leading provider of Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and industry certifications to students interested in a career as professional remote pilots, announced today at the National Science Teacher Association’s National Conference, that it has launched a major CTE workforce development initiative in conjunction with high schools and colleges throughout the United States.
The program provides teacher credentialing and all course materials, including a 400-page academic textbook, to secondary educational institutions throughout the United States.  Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take USI’s credentialing exam leading to the Small UAS Safety Certification™, an industry certification demonstrating expertise as a professional remote pilot and making them highly qualified for careers in the burgeoning industry of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly referred to as “drones.”  Full Article:
 

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