by Sally Feldmann
August 22, 2017 - 1:16 pm
White Settlement Independent School District Adopts USI Drone Curriculum
The Unmanned Safety Institute, a subsidiary of ARGUS International, Inc. and the leading provider of educational curriculum and industry certifications to students interested in a career as professional remote pilots, announced White Settlement Independent School District as the first Texas school district to adopt USI’s drone curriculum.
“Our kids must be technically skilled and highly educated so they can be competitive and marketable at both the local and national levels when they graduate,” said Superintendent Frank Molinar. “We are thrilled that our students will now have the opportunity to utilize the Unmanned Safety Institute’s Drone Curriculum and be exposed to such an amazing program,” said Superintendent Frank Molinar.
The curriculum is comprised of four college-equivalent courses totaling over 150 hours of instruction. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take USI’s credentialing exam leading to the Small UAS Safety Certification™, an industry certification demonstrating expertise in the safe and professional application of remotely piloted aircraft making them highly qualified for careers in the burgeoning industry of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly referred to as “drones.”
The program includes a supplemental workbook, instructor aids and course content packaged in USI’s digital Learning Management System.
“We congratulate White Settlement ISD for leading the way in Texas with USI drone curriculum,” said Aaron Greenwald, President of Unmanned Safety Institute. “Embracing Unmanned Safety Institute curriculum will help students access valuable education within the aviation field. White Settlement is an important component in creating a pathway for students to access this curriculum.”
USI’s education program, now in its third year, has been tremendously successful in the state of Florida, achieving statewide articulation with the Department of Education and having grown to over 100 high schools educating over 2,500 students. The program is rapidly expanding to new schools throughout the United States and in place in several countries throughout the world, and is widely recognized by the UAS industry as the most comprehensive curriculum of its kind preparing students for high-skill and high-wage jobs.
About Unmanned Safety Institute
The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) is the industry’s most widely recognized leader in flight safety solutions for individuals, enterprises, and organizations focused on integrating and operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for civil or commercial purposes. The Unmanned Safety Institute, widely recognized as “best-in-class” provides UAS flight safety training and certification to operational standards based on the adoption and modification of time-honored aviation safety practices. USI is a portfolio company of ARGUS International, Inc., and is headquartered in Orlando, FL with safety assurance offices in Denver, CO. Founded in 1995, ARGUS International is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, and actively engaged with business activities in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and the Middle East and Africa. Discover more at www.UnmannedSafetyInstitute.org.
About White Settlement
White Settlement ISD is a growing suburban school district located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and serving more than 6,900 students.