A Drone Academy is being established at the Snowdonia Aerospace Centre in Llanbedr, giving young people aged between 14 and 19 years old the opportunity to learn how to operate drones and much more.
Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig and Gwynedd Council are funding the Academy which will run every Saturday between the 15th of September and the 20th of October 2018. Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig Manager Zoe Pritchard explains “Young people will learn how to use drones safely in a controlled environment. The project will be designed to encourage teamwork, critical thinking, and creativity. There will be demonstrations, hands-on activities, and real-world discussions making learning fun.
“We will have guest speakers from many different fields such as Mountain Rescue, Agriculture, North Wales Police and Photography. This will help to highlight the many new job opportunities that are arising through the developments in drone technology.”
This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government. It’s also part funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Gwynedd Council.
Chief Executive Officer at Snowdonia Aerospace Centre Lee Paul explains how the Academy will be a big boost for the local area “Our unique location will help to encourage young people to get involved in a high-tech industry and will introduce them to a brand-new career opportunity. We’re very pleased to be involved and proud that our valuable resource can be used to further develop our young people.“
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