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Charting the Course
Workforce Dynamics in Oklahoma's Emerging Aerospace Industry

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UAS Cluster Initiative

We are entering into a new age of aviation. Very soon our skies will be filled with autonomous vehicles carrying everything from cameras to packages to people. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) are poised to revolutionize other industries including transportation and logistics, healthcare, agriculture, emergency services, infrastructure maintenance, and environmental monitoring. These flying vehicles will require an advanced workforce to design, build, program and maintain. In order to remain a top location for the UAS/AAM industry, the time is now for Oklahomans to unite to create a comprehensive workforce support ecosystem.

This report provides an overview of the workforce dynamics in the UAS/AAM industry in Oklahoma. It highlights several key challenges and opportunities in this emerging sector, with a focus on addressing the workforce gaps and opportunities.

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