Improving Pathways into the Geospatial and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technician Workforce (GeoTEd-UAS)
Improving Pathways into the Geospatial and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technician Workforce (GeoTEd-UAS) is supported by a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) (NSF #2000715) grant to develop and implement academic courses and pathways to prepare the geospatial technology and small UAS operations technician (sUAS-OT) workforce.
The mission of the GeoTEd-UAS project is to build community college and educator capacity to prepare the geospatial technology and sUAS-OT workforce by integrating workforce-aligned curriculum, faculty professional development, faculty and student service learning projects, and student internships and other real-world experiences.
The GeoTEd-UAS project has three major components:
- Develop employer-aligned geospatial technology and sUAS courses and pathways at Germanna Community College, emphasizing the integration of student service-learning projects and internships.
- Educate and actively mentor community college faculty and educators to build leadership, knowledge, and ability to offer geospatial technology and sUAS content, courses, and student service-learning experiences.
- Increase the number and diversity of participants in the geospatial technology and sUAS-OT workforce pipeline.