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Upcoming three-day seminar in New York starting on May 14th will explain the many career opportunities being created by the rapid adoption of drones in many commercial industries, from film and television production, advertising, broadcasting, security, real estate, and property management, among many others. 

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, May 6, 2015 — For the second time in two months, New York metropolitan area career hunters will have the chance to find out if they have what it takes to become a certified professional drone operator, as Unmanned Vehicle University ( flies into New York on May 14th to host a special three-day seminar at TheRegus Business Center located at 340 Madison Avenue (19th Floor). Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Unmanned Vehicle University is the only university in the world that is licensed to offer graduate degree programs in Unmanned Systems Engineering Engineering and Project Management Certificates in unmanned systems technology.

“According to the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of the unmanned systems and robotics communities, the rapid adoption of drones in a wide variety of commercial markets is going to create more than 100,000 jobs and $82-billion in economic impact over the next ten years,” Unmanned Vehicle University Provost John Minor said today.  “I don’t think there’s another career field creating as many opportunities as this anywhere in the United States, let alone the world.”

The range of career opportunities waiting to be filled in a variety of commercial markets is vast and growing larger every day, according to Minor — Delivery and fulfillment, Logistics, Security and Law Enforcement, First Responders, Wildfire Management, Search and Rescue, News Gathering, Photography, Film and Television Production, Oil, Gas and Mineral Exploration, Disaster Relief, Live Event Production, Agriculture, and Real Estate top the list of an ever growing number of commercial markets.  “As FAA regulations become finalized, and they will, you are going to see drones incorporated into just about every industry known to man,” Minor asserted.  “Drones reduce risk, save money, and dramatically increase the productivity of every field they are used in.”

The New York seminar, which runs from May 14 to May 17, is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive introduction unmanned aerial vehicles and the many high paying career opportunities this rapidly growing field is likely to create over the next ten years. “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, have already revolutionized the way our military conducts field operations,” Unmanned Vehicle University Provost John Minor said today.

For $1,499, participants will receive a comprehensive introduction to one of the fastest growing career opportunities in the world.  “Our three-day seminar is optimal for people looking to increase their UAV employment opportunities, start their own UAV business, or begin a career as a UAV Pilot,” Minor said. “Plus, the seminar counts as four credits towards a univesity degree program.”

For more information on registration, visit Any active duty member of the United States Armed Forces will automatically receive a $100 discount off the $1,499 seminar fee.  Please call 602-759-7372 or email [email protected] to claim your coupon code for online ordering.

About Unmanned Vehicle University

Unmanned Vehicle University (UVU) is the first University in the world licensed to grant Doctorate and Masters Degrees in Unmanned (Air, Ground, Sea, and Space) Systems Engineering and a Certificate in UAS Project Management as a totally online curriculum. The University’s primary focus-area is on Unmanned Air, Ground, Sea, and Space Systems education and training. Most of the university’s faculty have PhD degrees in engineering and combined experience of over 500 years. The university’s UAV instructor pilots have combined experience of over 60,000 hours in Predator, Reaper, Global Hawk, Hermes, Heron, Aerostar and many small UAVs. UVU is located in the heart of downtown Phoenix at 1 East Washington Street, Suite 500, Phoenix, Arizona 85004.  For more information about courses and degree programs, call (602) 759-7372, email [email protected], or visit

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Bob Griffin

Griffin Integrated Communications

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