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Calumet Center’s YouthBuild program offers Drone Certification

We’re excited to be able to offer a Drone Certification for youth in our Calumet Center’s YouthBuild program!

Program Manager Jesse Hinton shares, “During this fun but challenging class, youth got an opportunity to see how aerial views are being captured in the construction industry.”

In the last few years, drones have driven several improvements in construction, from increasing accuracy in reporting, to improving safety conditions, to cutting costs and increasing efficiency.

Our young people, who are already tech savvy, took their skills to the next level in operating a drone by connecting to their phones. Many of the youth had to conquer their fears of crashing the drones, which could result in the loss of data that may have been captured. The highlight of this course is those who passed the written and hands on pilot test will receive their recreation license and a drone of their own to further their expertise and knowledge.