DRONES & GOOD
TRAINING VETERANS FOR THE JOBS OF TOMORROW IN THE civilian DRONE INDUSTRY
Today, there are about 22 million men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Drones & Good recognizes the honorable sacrifices veterans and their families made for our nation. We also know service members face major barriers as they transition back to the civilian workforce: 53% of them face a period of unemployment within 15 months of separation, according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA). Drones & Good is committed to making former and transitioning service members valuable assets in the civilian economy.
Today, the commercial UAV – or drone – market is taking off and new UAV applications are being explored in variety of industries. By 2025, the total job creation in the commercial drone industry is estimated at 100,000+, according to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). California is expected to be the most impacted state in terms of job creation with an estimated 18,000+ new jobs being created by 2025 due to a wide range of UAV uses. The drone industry offers a stable career path with highly-qualified jobs.
While drones have been used in the U.S. Armed Forces for decades, the commercial drone market is only now taking shape with applications in a variety of industries including agriculture, energy, utilities, mining, construction, real estate, news and media, and film production.
DRONES & GOOD ACADEMY
Drones & Good Academy provides vocational training to veterans who are willing to transition to a civilian career in the drone industry. Trainees learn the fundamentals about UAVs (Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle), their regulatory framework, the flight dynamics, the software and technical features, to name a few. They also follow a field-based training to understand safety and weather issues and experience different missions with companies rom various sectors. They eventually learn advanced techniques and maintenance as well as basics about post-flight data processing.
Following the training, Drones & Good Academy provides its trainees with hands-on opportunities in real commercial environment. We pair veterans with licensed drone pilots who can guide them in flying drones safely for commercial/civilian purposes. Veterans get hands-on training with an UAV expert so that they can in turn become drone pilots and transition smoothly into the civilian workforce.
Tony is a proud US Navy veteran from California who has always been fascinated with aviation. Tony believes Drones & Good is a training program that will enable him to leverage the skills he learned during his time in service, while starting a new career in the technology industry.
Drones & Good helps veterans transition to the civilian workforce by providing them with training and employment opportunities in the commercial drone industry.