Ohio State University is partnering with a southwest Ohio community college to position their students for careers in drone technology.
Officials at Ohio State and Dayton's Sinclair Community College say the unmanned aerial systems field is expected to be a $90 billion industry by 2025. The technology is expected to create 100,000 new jobs in areas such as precision agriculture, public safety and mapping of pipelines or utility lines.
The Dayton Daily News reports the partnership with Ohio State will give Sinclair students a pathway to a four-year degree in related areas.
Sinclair was the first in the state to offer a program to earn a certificate in unmanned aerial systems. Ohio State students now will have the opportunity to earn the certificate from Sinclair with their degrees.