Taking Flight: Will Drones Bring Jobs

Student teams from across the eastern Kentucky coalfields came together at the Knott County Sportsplex, bringing with them drones that they themselves had built. It was time for the climax of this year-long project supported by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC).

The Ohio Valley has been a leader in aerospace engineering. Now there’s a growing possibility that the skill set of building drones could prepare students not just for college, but also for finding a good job close to home, and helping to grow a new industry in this region. WMMT’s Benny Becker reports for the Ohio Valley ReSource.