To enhance the skills and knowledge of rural and underprivileged students in India, GKN Aerospace India (GAI), a global first- tier supplier of complex wing and fuselage structures and engine components, has collaborated with Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC) and BridgeNow Academy (BNA). GKN Aerospace India (GAI) has been supporting Skill India Mission through their CSR initiatives through a skill-based course in Aerospace Structural Engineering to bridge the gap of Engineering students.
A certificate distribution ceremony was held on 28th Jan 2020 at their Bengaluru facility to commemorate the successful completion of this program. The Chief Guest for the certificate distribution was Mr. Jermy Pilmore, UK High Commissioner to India, who felicitated 10 students for the successful completion of their course.
The training program was successfully executed and managed by BNA, a leading engineering training solutions provider in aerospace, automotive and other high-tech domains. The course was defined and qualified by AASSC, an organization formed under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The collaborative efforts of government and private initiative has resulted in positive social impact by creating high skilled aerospace engineering jobs for underprivileged students.
Delivering his thoughts on the occasion Rob Bosgraaf, General Manager GKN Aerospace India said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be among the students who have been trained by BNA and I express my gratitude to AASSC and BNA for supporting our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.”
Chetan C, Manager, AASSC spoke on the project and said that it is an honor for AASSC to be associated with the project and facilitate the CSR partnership between two aerospace companies. The Skill Training for Youth through BNA was under the complete oversight of AASSC as part of the CSR commitment of GKN Aerospace India.
Peter Immanuel, CEO, BridgeNow Academy India said, “I am happy to see this partnership flourish with GKN Aerospace India and I am proud to be part of the certificate distribution to the students. It is one of the best CSR utilization, which besides serving its primary purpose, also benefits the aerospace industry, it’s a win-win situation. I also hope that umlaut, which is the parent company of BNA gets an opportunity to work closely with GKN & explore areas of synergy. Jermy Pilmore, UK High Commissioner to India said that he was overwhelmed to be invited as a Chief Guest for the certificate distribution ceremony and it is great to recognize the hard work and efforts of GKN Aerospace India, BNA and AASSC in making this project a huge success.
Prarthana U, HR Head, GKN Aerospace India, gave an overview on the project and thanked Chetan C, Manager, Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council and Peter Immanuel, the Chief Executive Officer of BNA, Arjun Punchappady, Charles Martin and MD Jaseem from BridgeNow Academy for collaborating with GKN Aerospace India towards their Corporate Social Responsibility.