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An agreement between the University of Louisiana Monroe and the Federal Aviation Administration commits the university to develop students skilled enough in drone technology to be ready for the workforce upon graduation. 

ULM is one of fewer than 100 two- and four-year institutions to join the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative, a collaborative effort begun earlier this year by the FAA. ULM officials signed an official memorandum of agreement in October. 

The initiative,