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DARTdrones Partners With Texans Can Academies to Bring Drones into Classrooms Across Texas

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Texans Can Academy chooses DARTdrones to introduce drones into their classrooms as a goal to help underprivileged students stay engaged in school through their innovative DARTdrones CTE Drone Training Program. This is a first-of-its-kind drone program for Texans Can Academy

Partnering with DARTdrones and incorporating drone technology into the Texans Can Academy After-school Centers on Education (ACE) program is positively impacting the lives of students.  The hands-on drone training and outstanding curriculum is proving to be an effective way to help keep our students engaged in school and to see the possibilities of using drones as a career,” said Ken Reynolds, Texans Can Academies/Project Director.

Texans Can Academy teachers learn hands-on drone flying skills.

DARTdrones trained eleven teachers during a hands-on two-day in-person training event called Train the Trainers. During this training, an experienced DARTdrones instructor helped the teachers become comfortable and confident in flying drones and in taking time to help the teachers understand the most challenging areas in the Part 107 test. This is the mandatory FAA exam required to fly a drone for compensation or hire. The test covers many of the same aspects that manned pilots must know. After taking and passing the exam, applicants become licensed sUAS pilots with the FAA. 

The DARTdrones CTE Drone Training Program is a turnkey solution for students pursuing a pathway in the drone industry. For any school or organization wanting to incorporate drone technology into the classroom, the DARTdrones program is fully customizable for nearly any class size or fits any timeframe offered. In addition, the course comprises both guided in-person instruction for educators and self-paced online courses, quizzes, activities, and tests for each student.  It offers everything a school, college, or workforce development instructor needs to teach their own drone classes.

 “We felt that DARTdrones was the perfect partner to create a drone workforce development program. Over the past 10 years, we have trained over 20,000 students from dozens of industries from the nation’s largest drone programs. We understand the level of professionalism and skill that Fortune 500 companies are looking for in their drone pilots. We are distilling that information into a custom career pathway for high school age students,” says Abby Carroll, CEO and founder of DARTdrones.

About DARTdrones

DARTdrones is the nation’s leader in drone training, program development, and consultation, offering online and in-person courses in 15+ cities across the United States. DARTdrones takes pride in its comprehensive curriculum, industry knowledge, and expert flight instructors, who are all manned and unmanned aircraft pilots. Visit us online at www.dartdrones.com, call 800-264-3907 or email the DARTdrones Team at [email protected] to learn more.

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