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Representatives from Drone Academy recently joined Inspire Education Group to explore how drone training can significantly enhance our curriculum and support the Construction and Engineering departments to integrate drone training modules into our courses, equipping students with practical skills that are increasingly in demand within the sector.

James Ixer and Ben Evans – experts in the field of drone technology and training, shared insights into the practical applications of drones in surveying, project monitoring, and data analysis, aligning with the evolving needs of the industry and highlighting how hands-on experience with drone technology could give our students a competitive edge as they enter the workforce.

Commenting on the collaboration, Gary McPartland Assistant Principal at Inspire Education Group, emphasised the transformative role that drones can play in shaping the next generation of construction and engineering professionals. ‚ÄúDrones represent a game-changing technology in the construction and engineering fields. Our collaboration with Drone Academy is a proactive step in ensuring our students are well-versed in traditional methods and at the forefront of technological advancements.”

James Ixer, Managing Director at Drone Pilot Academy commented on the forward-thinking approach of the Inspire Education Group, “It is fantastic to see the proactive approach from IEG to ensure that their students get exposure and hands-on training with the latest drone technology used throughout industry to ensure they enter the workplace with a credible qualification, sought after by employers, and can be put into practice straight away.”

The partnership between Drone Academy and Inspire Education Group reflects a shared commitment to innovation and staying abreast of industry trends. As drone technology continues to revolutionise various sectors, including construction and engineering, this collaboration aims to bridge the gap between classroom and industry, ensuring that students are adequately prepared for the challenges of the modern workplace.

The meeting marks the beginning of a promising partnership, with plans for ongoing collaboration, training programs, and drone technology integration into the Inspire Education Group curriculum. As the education landscape evolves, initiatives like these are instrumental in shaping a knowledgeable workforce adaptable to the dynamic demands of the construction and engineering industries.