From DroneUp

Virginia Beach, Va., March 21, 2023 – DroneUp, LLC, a leading autonomous drone delivery platform and drone services provider, today announced a partnership with the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach to develop the DroneUp Talent Pathway Program, aimed at engaging students with degrees related to UAS.

Known as the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation, aerospace, and security/intelligence, Embry-Riddle offers more than 100 baccalaureate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs in a dynamic learning environment. More than 32,750 full-time students attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s two residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla. and Prescott, Ariz., and the university’s Worldwide Campus.

With rapid growth over the last few years, DroneUp has identified programs to educate future graduates on career paths in this interesting and quickly growing industry. In 2022, DroneUp launched 34 drone delivery Hubs in 6 states that not only require full-time engineers on-site, but also a wide variety of other technology-focused roles. DroneUp will collaborate with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to create a talent pathway program focused on recruiting operators, flight engineers, computer programmers, and other relevant roles. Students of this talent pathway program will have access to two career expos, offer mock interviews, classroom visits from DroneUp employees, and more.

“Embry-Riddle students represent the best of the best for the future of the aerospace industry and this partnership made a great deal of sense. The DroneUp Talent Pathway Program is another effort to build out the UAS workforce and students have the chance to explore a career in a new, truly unique and innovative industry,” said David Bach, VP of Talent Acquisition at DroneUp.

“We take partnerships seriously at Embry-Riddle and collaborate with the largest aerospace, security, and defense companies leading our industry today, including NASA, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Textron, and many others. We’re excited to add DroneUp to this list of partners and offer our students connections into a career in unmanned aircraft systems” said Dr. Alan Stolzer, Dean of the College of Aviation, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach.

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s largest, most comprehensive institution specializing in aviation, aviation business, aerospace, engineering, and STEM-related degree programs. A fully accredited university, Embry-Riddle is also a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities, and government agencies. A nonprofit, independent institution, Embry-Riddle offers more than 100 associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering, and Security & Intelligence. The university educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through itsWorldwide Campus with more than 110 locations globally, and through online programs. In 2023, U.S. News & World Report named Embry-Riddle Worldwide the nation’s No. 2 provider of online bachelor’s degree programs. The university has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 in this category every year since 2016. Their residential campuses hold multiple Top 10 rankings, and all of their campuses have been ranked Best for Veterans.

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About DroneUp

DroneUp is an American technology company that combines airspace solutions, software applications, analytics platforms, and a trusted team of industry leaders to help companies operate at scale with drone innovation. DroneUp was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia.