Sinclair College of Dayton, Ohio, and the Unmanned Applications Institute, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, have signed a teaming agreement innovative training in the emerging industry of unmanned aerial systems. These classes will serve as the foundation for an emerging UAS program to be hosted by Sinclair College.
This curriculum will position Sinclair College and Unmanned Applications Institute to capitalize on the growing 100 billion dollar industry. These new class offerings will focus on the information technology side of unmanned aerial systems, including data analysis and full motion video where there is an enormous need for trained technicians.
Sinclair and Unmanned Applications Institute will leverage one another’s strengths to make each of their communities more competitive in the emerging UAS industry.
Sinclair has strengths leveraging grant opportunities, having received a greater number of National Science Foundation grants than any other community college in the country. Sinclair also has strong access to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the largest stand alone Air Force Base in the world and a hub for technology and innovation. UAI has a proven curriculum and established expertise in the field of Unmanned Aerial Systems. This partnership will allow both Sinclair and UAI and their communities to better compete for UAS jobs and economic development opportunities.
"This agreement gives Sinclair the resources to provide students in our community a gateway into what we think could be the single largest growth industry in our region for decades to come," Sinclair President Steve Johnson said. "The global economy will demand workers in this industry and we will meet that need."
UAI Founder and board member Tom K. Kenville says the coursework will provide students "An opportunity to align their talents and their training to better meet the requirements of a technology driven economy."