October 5, 2020
Tallahassee Community College has recently been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to participate in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI).
The FAA’s Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program allows educational institutions to collaborate with the FAA to help students pursue their aviation career goals. The UAS-CTI program recognizes institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones.
TCC is one of the first 26 institutions across the country selected to participate in this program and establishes itself as a training center for small UAS.
“This program will provide the North Florida Region with a training center that will provide a highly skilled workforce using state-of-the-art technology,” said Albert Wynn, Associate Director, Wakulla Environmental Institute and Director of TCC UAS CTI. “Drones will revolutionize the workforce while improving safety, efficiency and provide an economical boom to this area.”
The FAA launched the UAS-CTI program in April. Participating institutions will engage with the FAA, other participants, general industry, local governments, law enforcement, and regional economic development entities to address labor force needs. This collaboration will ensure that UAS-CTI school graduates have the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a successful career in a UAS-related field.
For more information, contact Albert Wynn, Associate Director, Wakulla Environmental Institute and Director of TCC UAS CTI at email@example.com.