GLADSTONE state school students have put their drone-flying skills to the test at CQUniversity’s Gladstone campus as part of a Gladstone Regional Council project.
The program marked the end of a 12-month community resilience project funded by the State Government as part of the CAT C ex-Cyclone Marcia initiative.
Gladstone Regional Council strategic community inclusion officer Luis Arroyo said drone use in regional schools meant students do not need to travel to capital cities to access such technology.
“The identified need was that regional and remote kids do not have access to emerging technologies, and in this guise, drones,” he said.
The program aimed to teach students about technology applications in the agriculture sector and increased student awareness of prospective job opportunities in the Gladstone Region.