The sky is the limit for students at WSU Tech. 

From new pilot and drone programs, to a pathway to business school– students are getting opportunities to learn skills that could put them in step with the changing economy. 

The two-year program, beginning in August, will prepare students for professional pilot careers. 

WSU Tech President Sheree Utash says the new offerings couldn’t come at a better time. 

“You can go anywhere in our nation and you’re seeing help wanted signs at an unprecedented level,” she says.

Boeing’s Pilot and Technician Outlook report says there will be a strong long-term need for pilots. In 20 years, more than 200,000 pilots will be needed in North America according to the study. 

The school is also offering a drone program, and scholarships for students who want to get business degrees. 

Utash says the variety of options could be helpful for people looking to change careers amid the pandemic. 

“We have to figure out how to get people from the sidelines back into the world of work,” she says. “That can be through a career change. Maybe it’s through one of these brand new programs that we have.” 

WSU Tech says it also plans to offer culinary classes and more IT courses.