The Los Angeles County Regional Training Center (LACRTC), a 501(c)(3) public benefit charity, is planning a Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) or Drone STEM program for the youth in our communities, and hopefully through donations and sponsor, the program will be offered nationwide. The classes are an introduction to the sUAS Industry of today and will be offered to pre-teen and teenagers.
Funds acquired will go directly to the creation and operation of this program, along with equipment and supplies (water, batteries, props, snacks). Since instructors and staff are donating their time for each event, there is minimal administrative cost.
LACRTC, in its mission to serve the public, is creating the educational STEM program to train children about Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems or Drones. This program will be 100% tuition free and will focus on:
- Flight Safety
- FAA rules, regulations and the proper use of sUAS
- Career opportunities through sUAS
- Basic flight skills with hands-on flight time
What we need:
- Sponsors willing to donate money and/or equipment
- Start-Up Funds of $13,000 projected to carry the program over 2 years
- Locations able to hold the training courses (i.e. AMA or RC fields)
- Community partners interested in advancing the program
- FAA 107 certified instructors and volunteers to work future events
Donations in excess of the goal will be used to purchase additional equipment and provide support through each program offering and expand the program outside of Southern California.
Who we are:
The Los Angeles County Regional Training Center is a cadre of accomplished course designers and facilitators who have joined together to address ongoing public service training shortfalls. Our mission is to provide public agencies with the highest quality and most cost-effective training available. We are driven by an ideological purpose to make public safety agencies the absolute best in the world at a cost that is true to taxpayers. Because we are nonprofit and mission-centered, we apply intelligent innovation and flexibility to bring consultation and course presentation to students that is affordable.
LACRTC is the training wing of California Multi Agency Support Services (CAL-MASS), a non-profit organization which was formed to assist Local, State and Federal public service agencies as well as community based organizations with training, technical support for investigative purposes, field operations, consulting and technical assistance during emergency situations. CAL-MASS is primarily funded through private and corporate donations as well as State and Federal grants. Our main focus is to eliminate the ever-growing red tape and political roadblocks often associated with multi-agency support services and provide whatever technical services that are needed in the shortest amount of time possible.
Course Length: 5 days in class and 8 hours online (48 hours total)
POST Approval: California & Missouri
Cost/Tuition: $1,380.00 (includes FAA 107 exam fee)
Max Class Size: 24 Students
Technical Level: UAS Operators and Supervisors/ Policy Creation
Recommended For: sUAS Operators and Supervisors / Policy and Program Creation
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