Boyle Heights Tech Youth Center Students Complete Drone Pilot Training
Thirteen students at the Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center recently completed a Drone Pilot Training program, readying them for a career in an emerging key growth industry.

The Drone Pilot Training is funded by the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board Innovation Funds, in partnership with the EWDD and The Tesla Foundation Group.

The students completed the intensive three week, 27-hour training on Thursday September 28, 2017.

In the coming weeks, all students will participate in a paid internship and take an aerial flight instructor exam to obtain their commercial license. The Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center plans to launch a second cohort shortly.

With the increasing popularity of drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), the training the students received prepares them for possible jobs in film-making, photography, real estate and public safety.

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This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES Newsletter from the week of 10/02/2017. Read this issue and more.