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EKURHULENI YOUTH STAND A CHANCE TO BE DRONE PILOTS

The City of Ekurhuleni, in partnership with Mzansi Aerospace Technologies will host the City’s first Drone Build-A-Thon and Demonstration event on Wednesday, 12 June at Tsakane Stadium. The event, which is held to enhance access to economic and educational opportunities by youth, is part of the City’s Youth Month commemoration activities.

A group of 14 youths who are currently studying Engineering, Technology or any field in drone industry have been selected from various TVET colleges in Ekurhuleni to participate. Two most promising participants (1 male and 1 female) in the Drone Build-A-Thon will be awarded a scholarship to train to become drone pilots at one of the institution accredited by the South African Civil Aviation Authority.

The Drone Build-A-Thon is an event that promotes drone industry opportunities to university and TVET college students and graduates. The event will expose them to drone industry players for possible job opportunities and start-up business opportunities in the sector.

The event includes drone demonstration by some of the outstanding drone companies. Students that are aspiring to be drone pilots and technicians will get an opportunity to network with leading industry players, accomplished drone pilots and city officials.

Details of the Drone Build-A-Thon are as follows:

Date:               Wednesday, 12 June

Time:               09h00 to 16h00

Venue:            Tsakane Stadium (Corner Zulu and Modjadji Street)

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