The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) and partners are collecting data to help inform future workforce development and education programs to train the unmanned and autonomous systems (UMAS) workforce (air, land, sea). This should only take about 5-10 minutes to complete.

With support from the National Science Foundation, the VSGC and partners have developed new courses and trained faculty at Virginia’s community colleges to prepare the future UAS technician workforce through the GeoTEd-UAS project (http://geoted-uas.org/). We ask that you complete this survey to help define and quantify your organization’s current and projected workforce needs.

Your participation is voluntary and the responses to the survey will only be reported as a group.  Please feel free to share the survey link with other contacts who have similar workforce needs and wish to provide input.

GeoTEd-UAS Partners include: Thomas Nelson Community College, Mountain Empire Community College, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Community College System.

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* 1. Contact Information (name, phone, address not required)

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* 2. Is your Company/agency:

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* 3. Please select all industry categories that describe your company:

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* 4. Please indicate your primary position/title in your company/organization:

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* 5. Does your company employ UMAS technicians, operators, pilots and other related positions?

If you Answered 'Yes' to #6, go to question #6. If you answered 'in the future,' go to question 8.

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* 6. Which of the following general categories of positions that include UMAS-related duties and tasks are currently part of your technician workforce?

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* 7. Briefly describe the general job titles and typical tasks/duties of the UMAS positions your company currently hires.

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* 8. Briefly describe the anticipated job titles and typical tasks/duties of UMAS positions your company is projecting, or planning,  to hire in the future (if different from #7)

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* 9. Do you project that your organization's demand for UMAS technicians and technologists will increase in the near future (1-5yrs)?

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* 10. Do you project that UMAS-related knowledge, skills, and tasks will be added to existing positions in the near future (1-5yrs)?

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* 11. If you answered 'Yes' to #9, please indicate the estimated number of new hires for each of the following general categories of UMAS positions.

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* 12. Which of the following credentials does your company typically look for in potential employees for positions in UMAS? (Please select all that apply)

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* 13. Which of the following would your organization be interested in expanding to support recruitment and development of a UMAS workforce? (Select all that apply)

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* 14. Any additional comments:

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