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High school in Japan to offer drone and robotics course

Engadget Engadget 5/08/2016 Nick Summers
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In the latest installment of 'Japan is too cool and I wish I grew up there,' one private high school has announced a new course dedicated to drones and robotics. While the specifics are a little hazy, RocketNews24 is reporting that it's a full-time, three-year program that kicks off next April. Presumably, successful applicants won't have to take any other classes (no algebra or history? Sign me up.) It's an educational gamble, but one that could make graduates ultra-hireable for Amazon, Google and the like. Or simply well-suited for a University course that specialises in either field.

The new Vantan High School curriculum will reportedly cover drone piloting and maintenance, as well as system programming and an overview of aviation and radio laws. The course will be open to junior high school students, as well as existing Vantan learners and other high school students that wish to transfer across. I'm not jealous. Nope. Not one bit.

Vantan High School

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