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MVCC, Mohawk Ltd. partner to grow technical drone ​workforce

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Mohawk Valley Community College’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (drone) program has partnered with Mohawk Ltd. to test and repair electronic systems for a multitude of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) aircraft in anticipation of Mohawk Ltd.’s entrance into the drone business sector.

“This mutually beneficial relationship will help to build the technical workforce that is required to support Central New York’s emerging Drone Corridor,” said Tim Thomas, MVCC Associate Dean of Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Applied Technologies.

MVCC’s drone program’s interdisciplinary curriculum provides students with an in-depth understanding of the electrical and mechanical systems of drones, and prepares students to plan missions and implement operations which include aircraft flight, data collection, and data analysis.

Mohawk Ltd., a woman-owned business from Chadwicks, N.Y., expects to rely heavily on graduates of MVCC’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft System program to fulfill their hiring requirements as they become major players in the commercial UAV/drone industry.

“The program allows students to hone their operation and flight skills on professional equipment in our state-of-the-art flight simulator lab, and, upon completion of the program, students are prepared to work as drone technicians, fabricators, pilots, operators, and mission team members in a variety of industries,” said MVCC professor Bill Judycki. “We are indebted to Mohawk Ltd. for their willingness to mentor our students and provide real world projects,” said Judycki. “We cannot thank them enough.”

Mohawk Ltd. is a state-of-the-art repair, calibration, and supply company that repairs electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic tools and equipment used by the telecom, cable, utility, private industry, law enforcement, government, and construction markets, and also supports the National Broadband Plan by providing nation-wide access to fiber optic test equipment and supplies.

“We pride ourselves in our nimbleness,” said Mohawk Ltd. President/CEO Cathy Newell. “We’ve proven our ability to evolve as a company to enter new sectors as our customers have changed and matured and we are excited to use our proven capabilities to support our region’s expanding drone industries.”

For more information about the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System degree program, contact Thomas at 315-792-5611.

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