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A thousand people left jobless by the pandemic signed up to Coptrz new training course in January alone, the company has said.
Industries and sectors such as hospitality and aviation have been devastated by the pandemic and now Coptrz is picking up on the opportunity to swell the ranks of the growing drone industry.
“It’s great to see so many remote pilots enrolling onto courses at Coptrz Academy,” said Duncan Hewitson, Head of Training at Coptrz.
“It is a testament to the quality and value of training which we offer at Coptrz, making it more accessible to businesses looking to integrate drones into their workplace.”
Coptrz’s A2 CofC drone training course is being offered for free to allow people to retrain and use their skills in a fast-growing sector.
COVID-19 will accelerate the drone sector’s growth in the long-term. Price Waterhouse Coopers is predicting the UK’s drone industry will increase by £43 billion and create net cost savings for the economy of £16 billion.
Moreover, PWC estimates that by 2030 the industry will create 628,000 new jobs.
Coptrz’s CAA certified training courses are delivered online via its Academy E-Learning Portal, through flexible remote learning and self-guided practical flight training.
Courses use advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to enable online examinations to remove the requirement to visit a physical test centre eliminating the cost, hassle and risk involved.