Welcome GEAR UP Members

We partner with many GEAR UP and TRIO programs nationwide to provide pathways for students to get certified as a Commercial Drone Pilot.

The drone industry is expected to increase to over $63 billion by 2025. As industries such as agriculture, construction, media and more are adopting drones, UAVs provide a growing opportunity for careers. Incorporating drones into the classroom not only encourages students to pursue a career in that field, but it also provides a great way to engage students in all subjects of STEAM!

Congratulations to the Winner of Discover Mini Drones

Congrats to Winona Wigfall!

Director from Rowan University CHAMP/GEAR UP Program

“Thank you for awarding me this prize. Currently we are working with middle and high school students 100% remotely. I hope to have a staff member become familiar with the drone.”

Click here to learn more about Discover Mini Drones.



Drone Industries are On the Rise

There is a huge demand for drone pilots in today's ever-evolving marketplace, offering a new STEM career path for your students. With opportunities in Real Estate, Firefighting, Search and Rescue, Agriculture, Construction, Photography, and more, many universities are adopting 2- and 4-year degrees in UAV studies.

At age 16 students can apply to get their Commercial Drone Pilot's License and can start working right away as a drone pilot. UAV-related job salaries range from 73k to over 100k per year, making drone careers the perfect opportunity that students are searching for.


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PCS Edventures Drone Collection

From UAV piloting, regulations, and safety in Ready, Set, Drone! to the career applications in Drone Designers, PCS Edventures mini drone programs are sure to get the attention of middle school students. Then, in Discover Drones, older students have a chance to handle advanced drone technology by building, flying and even racing the educational drone RubiQ.


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References

Drone market outlook: industry growth trends, market stats and forecast. (2020, March 3). Retrieved from https://www.businessinsider.com/drone-industry-analysis-market-trends-growth-forecasts

How Much Do Drone Pilots Make? Hourly and Salary Data and Estimates. (2020, March 23). Retrieved from https://pilotinstitute.com/drone-pilots-salaries/