With an aim to train young Indians for aviation and aerospace jobs, Airbus, a European aviation leader has signed an MoU with Tata STRIVE and the Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC).
Airbus, Tata STRIVE, and AASSC will collaborate to develop a talent pipeline in the aerospace sector, with support from NSDC and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The partnership will also focus on offering opportunities for youth.
Rémi Maillard, President and MD of Airbus India, South Asia
“India is looking at exponential growth in every facet of the aerospace and aviation ecosystem. This is fuelling the demand for aerospace jobs and growing need for relevant skills. We believe that India’s strength lies in its talent and we are deeply invested in nurturing the youth and equipping them with the right skills that will meet this growing demand and also prepare them for the jobs that will shape the future of aerospace in the country. This collaboration is a step forward in achieving this ambition.”
Anita Rajan, CEO, Tata STRIVE
“The high growth Indian aviation sector will witness demand for skilled personnel and Tata STRIVE is keen to be well positioned to leverage the opportunity to enable these jobs for the youth we work with. The partnership with Airbus and Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council brings together complementary strengths of the organisations in a model that builds a talent pool for the sector while helping youth fulfil their aspirations and build careers in aviation.”
Third biggest aviation market
Wg Cdr Rachit Bhatnagar, CEO of AASSC said that as India is striving towards becoming the third biggest aviation market in the world, AASSC promoted by HAL, SIATI; BCIC will enable the youth to get re-skilled and up-skilled in the areas of airport operations, airlines, ground handling, aerospace manufacturing and drone technology.
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The three entities will form a joint group to explore skilling in airport operations, flight training, engineering and maintenance and safety of aircraft and airports. The organisations will enhance their existing centres and deliver available courses to look at updating the curriculum.