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Vigilant Aerospace announced today that it has partnered with the newly announced TechHire Initiative in Oklahoma City to support the expansion of the technology industry and give more people access to high-paying tech jobs. Here is the full text of the announcement: Press Announcement – VAS Announced as an Oklahoma City TechHire Initiative Partner – December 2 2016 [PDF]

Vigilant Aerospace Joins National TechHire Initiative as Oklahoma City Partner

Initiative plans to train and employ 500 new IT workers in OKC by 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. (December 2, 2016) – Vigilant Aerospace Systems has joined the newly announced TechHire Initiative in Oklahoma City, part of a national program dedicated to creating access to well-paying tech jobs and expanding the local technology industry sector in participating cities. Oklahoma City is one of 20 new TechHire communities announced today and joins a network of 71 TechHire communities nationwide receiving support to help overlooked and underrepresented Americans start technology careers. “We are very pleased to welcome Oklahoma City to the TechHire Initiative,” said Tess Posner, Managing Director of TechHire at Opportunity@Work. “Oklahoma City has demonstrated a true commitment to making opportunities in tech more inclusive in your community and we at Opportunity@Work look forward to working with you to help implement, grow, and amplify your efforts.” “Vigilant Aerospace is proud to be one of the companies supporting the new local TechHire initiative to educate and employ more Oklahomans in IT-related fields.” said Vigilant Aerospace Systems CEO Kraettli Epperson. Oklahoma City’s TechHire initiative, led by StarSpace46, Inc., Creative Oklahoma, and Techlahoma Foundation, will work with fast-track and agile training programs to train and place 500 IT workers by 2020. All TechHire communities go through a competitive application process to demonstrate their level of commitment and readiness to expand their technology sector. With commitments from employers spanning aerospace to non-profits, trainees gain new skills in mobile app development, user interface design and application development. Students will also gain access to business mentorship. About Vigilant Aerospace Systems Vigilant Aerospace Systems, Inc. provides next-generation flight management and safety systems for both manned and unmanned aircraft. The company’s avionics software platform, FlightHorizon™, is based on an exclusively licensed NASA patent and provides situational awareness, synthetic cockpit views, commands to maintain well-clear distances and other flight information to enable integration of UAS into the national airspace. For more information, visit or follow @VigilantAero About TechHire TechHire, an initiative powered by Opportunity@Work, is a nationwide, community-based movement that helps underrepresented job seekers start careers in the technology industry. TechHire partners with education providers from across the tech community to teach in-demand skills to people who want to take part in the modern economy—from overlooked youth, to veterans, to the long-term unemployed; and helps them find jobs by connecting them to a network of employers looking for tech talent. To learn more, visit

About Vigilant Aerospace Systems

Vigilant Aerospace is the leading developer of detect-and-avoid and airspace management software for uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS or drones). The company’s product, FlightHorizon, is based on two NASA patents and uses data from multiple sources to display a real-time picture of the air traffic around a UAS and to provide automatic avoidance maneuvers to prevent collisions. The software is designed to meet industry technical standards, to provide automatic safety and to allow UAS to safely fly beyond the sight of the pilot. The software has won multiple industry awards and the company has had contracts and users at NASA, the FAA, the U.S. Department of Defense and with a variety of drone development programs. Visit our website at

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