Hazard Community & Technical College UST program will be in the spotlight during the 2020 Leadership Summit hosted by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) in Nashville, Tennessee and online on October 12, 2020, https://www.nacce.com/events/nacceleadershipsummit.
Hazard Community and Technical College’s Unmanned Systems Technology (UST) program has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for admittance into the Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) https://www.faa.gov/uas/educational_users/collegiate_training_initiative/ established pursuant to an act of Congress creating Community and Technical College Centers of Excellence in Small Unmanned Aircraft System Technology Training.
HCTC was chosen after supporting documentation was submitted by the USA Drone Port describing an educational partnership approach to training; HCTC UST students will have the opportunity to practice flying and apply other aspects of their training through the partnership which includes access to USA Drone Port facilities.
Entrepreneurial leadership and teaching across disciplines such as unmanned systems, robotics, and STEM, is considered essential for colleges, students and communities to thrive. The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship is focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges. NACCE provides leadership and sustainable, scalable resources to foster entrepreneurial thinking and action.
NACCE has partnered in this UAS/drone technology initiative with the Community and Technical College Consortium (CTCC) (https://CTCConsortium.com/). CTCC coordinates the Community and Technical College Centers of Excellence in Small Unmanned Aircraft System Technology Training initiative, promoting UAS opportunities at community and technical colleges nationwide (https://CTCCdronezone.com/).
The NACCE 2020 Leadership Summit will spotlight UAS programs at Tallahassee Community College, in Florida, and at Green River College, in Washington State. The Summit also will feature UAS leadership from the Federal Aviation Administration overseeing implementation of Community and Technical College Centers of Excellence in Small Unmanned Aircraft System Technology Training.