Fullerton launches first federal registered drone internship program
California-based Fullerton College has launched a new internship initiative called Hornet Drone Piloting Apprenticeship Program. It’s a first-of-its-kind federal- and state-registered apprenticeship program for drone operators focused on providing opportunities for underrepresented communities.
According to Fullerton, the US Department of Labor and the California Department of Apprenticeship Standards recently registered this apprenticeship as the flagship US college program. And now, the on-campus Fullerton Drone Lab is ready to empower drone pilots with the skills needed to work in industries such as utilities, public safety, and ecology.
Once accepted into the program, students will be required to complete 11 units that will earn them Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certifications.
After that, a partnership with Friends of Fullerton College Foundation and Hope Builders Career…