Cancelled – Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center Students To Showcase Drone Training

Please note, due to some scheduling conflicts with end-of-the-year testing, the drone flight today has been cancelled. Instructor Andy Beadles with SICTC is available for interviews regarding the school’s new curriculum, but the flight for today will not be taking place. If you would like to schedule a time to talk with Mr. Beadles, please contact Jason Woebkenberg at 812-435-0206. 

Tuesday, May 14
12:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Vanderburgh County 4H Center

Students enrolled in the EVSC‘s Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center engineering and radio/broadcasting classes have been working all year to train in operating small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), also known as drones. In addition to course curriculum, students received 10 hours of flight training which will culminate tomorrow at the Vanderburgh County 4H Center where students will once again have the opportunity to showcase what they have learned and send their sUAS into the air.  

In addition to completing coursework, some of the students took and passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam to obtain a Remote Pilot Certification which allows students to operate a sUAS in a business/industry setting. By having these skills and qualifications, students have yet another option for employment in a number of fields, including construction, broadcasting, public safety and even agriculture. 

The program was created by the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center to fill the need in the community to educate students on how to properly operate a sUAS and give companies that are expanding into this type of technology an employment pool of certified remote pilots.