PCS EDVENTURES ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH UAV COACH
PCS Edventures Offering Part 107 Commercial Drone License Training Course to Educators and Students
Boise, Idaho, December 7, 2017 — PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs today announced its partnership with UAV Coach to offer a Part 107 specific educational course to educators and students. Known as Drone Pilot Ground School, the program will aid learners in the pursuit of their Part 107 license, both through a training course and available scholarship for high school students.
Michelle Fisher, Director of STEM Development for PCS Edventures, said, “Promoting a safe and positive drone community has always been a core part of our mission, and we’re happy to have found like-minded partners in UAV Coach. Through Drone Pilot Ground School, both students and educators have the opportunity to further their drone education and earn commercial certification through the FAA.”
The High School STEM Scholarship for Aspiring Commercial Drone Pilots provides free access to UAV Coach’s online Part 107 test prep course, a $299 value, to U.S. high school students looking to get their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) drone pilot license. The first 100 scholarship applicants who finish their studying and take the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test will also have their FAA test fee ($150) covered by the scholarship. There are an unlimited number of scholarships available, and students are accepted on a rolling, case-by-case basis. There is no application deadline, but to apply, you must be: at least 16 years old, currently enrolled in high school and live in the United States.
The goal of the scholarship is to support high school students interested in pursuing a career in the drone industry by helping them prepare for the FAA’s Part 107 test. By supporting student interests through scholarships and training programs, PCS Edventures and UAV Coach are working together to help advance STEM education and drones in the classroom. According to a recent Goldman Sachs research report, the drone industry is expected to exceed $100Bn by 2020, and currently, high school students with drone operator training and a Part 107 license are earning over $50/hour in summer jobs, indicating the extraordinary demand for these skill sets.
Alan Perlman, CEO and Founder of UAV Coach, said, “We’re excited to work with PCS Edventures to help bring more small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) into the classroom. Drones are an excellent way to get students engaged and also offer a unique career opportunity in a myriad of industries. We’re proud to help PCS Edventures support their STEM education efforts and look forward to helping students gain their FAA Remote Pilot Certificate.”
For more information on the High School STEM Scholarship for Aspiring Commercial Drone Pilots, follow this link: https://uavcoach.com/drone-stem-scholarship/
About PCS Edventures!
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. (OTCPK: PCSV) is a Boise, Idaho company that designs and delivers technology-rich products and services for the K-12 market that develop 21st-century skills. PCS programs emphasize experiential learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) and have been deployed at over 7,000 sites in all 50 United States and 17 foreign countries. http://www.edventures.com.
About Drone Pilot Ground School
Drone Pilot Ground School is a leading online training and test prep course for the FAA’s Part 107 commercial certification process. The company has trained over 8,000 U.S. drone pilots, from solo drone operators and small teams to police and fire departments and large organizations. Drone Pilot Ground School is a division of UAV Coach, a leading education and community-focused website that reports on drone industry news and regulations to an email list of more than 50,000 drone enthusiasts.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934; actual results could differ materially from such statements.